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PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND 




SIXTY -EIGHTH REPORT 

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G0I1ISSI0IEES OF PUBLIC WORKS 

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IRELAND: 

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PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 


SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS 

IN 

IRELAND: 

WITH 

APPENDICES, 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 


BEPORT AND APPENDICES. 


Advances, Repayments, and Arrears, . 

Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 
Ancient and National Monuments, 

Arbitrations, 

Ardglass Harbour, . , , 

Arklow Harbour, 

Armagh Post Office, . . . 

Asylum Buildings, , . . 

Ballintoy Harbour, 

Ballybay Drainage District, 

Belfast Post Office, 

Beresford-place, Dublin, 

Board of Agriculture, 

Buncrana to Carndonagh Railway, 

Burtonport to Letterkenny Railway, 


Carndonagh to Buncrana Railway, 
Carrickfergus Harbour, 

Coach Services, . 

Congested Districts Board (Ireland) Act, 
Cork Post Office, 

County Road Maintenance, 

Custom House, Dublin, 

Curragh of Kildare, 


Depositories for Parochial Records, 
Dispensary Houses, 

District Schools, . 

Donaghadee Harbour, . 

Dublin Custom House, 

Dublin Post Office, 

Dungarvan Harbour, 

Dunmore East, Harbour, 

Galway Mill Trustees, 

Glebe Loans, 

Housing of the Working Classes, 

Rowth Harbour, 

Improvement of Land Act, 1899, 

Industrial Schools, 

Interest, Rates of, 

Irish Church Fund Loans, . 

Kilkeel Harbour, 

KiUaloe Hotel, . 

Hih'onan Pier, 

Kingstown Harbour, 

Labourers Acts, . 

Labourers’ Dwellings in Towns, 

Land Improvement Acts, 

Legislation in 1899, 

Letterkenny and Burtonport Railway, 

Lgnt Railways and Tramways, 

Limited Owners’ Residences, 

Loans Services, Details of, . 

Lough Corrib Navigation, . 

Lough Dalla Drainage District, 

Lunatic Asylums, 

Maintenance of Drainage Districts, 
Miscellaneous Duties of Board, 

Rational and Ancient Monuments, 

Rational Gallery, 

Rational School Grants, 
ational School Teachers’ Residences, 
on- V ested Schools and Tra inin g Colleges, 
"on- Voted Services, Details of, 


. 15, 17 

18 

9, 10, 43, 48 
26 
40 
25 
9 

28 

. 25 

23 

. 9 

8 

6 

. 12, 13 

. 12, 13 

. 12, 13 

25 

24 
18 

9 

25 

8 

22 


23 


37 


25 

. 39, 40 

. 25 

35 

. 26 

39 

18 

28 

36 
36 

23 

h8, 3S , !l 


29 

• 26, 27 

. 30, 35 

. 17,18 

. 12, 13 

10, 13, 24 
26 
13-16 
. 26-35 

23 
23 
28 

. 16, 17 

. 17, 18 

9, 10, 43, 48 
7 
7 

8, 35 
35 
23 


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CONTENTS. 


Parochial Records, 

Phcenix Park, 

Pickle Point Pier, 

Portavogie Pier, . . 

Portstewarb Harbour, . . 

Post Office Buildings, . 

Public Health Acts, 

Public Gardens, . 

Public Libraries, 

Public Works Loans Act, 1899, 

Public Works and Buildings, 

Public W orks and Buildings, Details of works at, 

Railways (Ireland) Act, 1896, 

River Maigue Navigation, . 

Royal Canal, . . • > 

Royal Harbours, . . - 

Royal Visit, .... 

Shannon Navigation, 

Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 

Steamer Services, . 

Stephen’s Green, . 

Stranorlar and Glenties Railway, 

Spiddal Pier, . 

Teachers’ Residences, 

Tramways Projects, 

Workhouse Buildings, 


Pita 

. 22 

. 22 

10 
23 

23 

. 8 

. 28, 29 

22 

27 
18 

5,10 
. 19-22 

24 
22 

25 

22, 37, 41 
6 

25 

. 17, 18 

24 
22 

. 11,12 

23 

8,35 

26 

28 


Appendix 


A. — Details of Voted Services, 

B. — Details of Non-Voted Services, 

C. — Details of Loans Services, 


D. — Kingstown Harbour, Dunmore, Howth, Donagbadee, and Ardglass, 

(D l.) Royal Visit.— Bye-Laws made to regulate the traffic on Shore and in the Harbour 

in connection with the Visit of Her Majesty the Queen, 

E. — National and Ancient Monuments, • 

F. — Statement showing the Loans made by the Board of Works to aid in the con- 

struction of Railways in pursuance of the Act 1 & 2 Wm. IV., cap. 33, 

G. — Abstract of Loans made by the Commissioners of Public Works, showing the 

advances and repayments in the year ; total advances and repayments to the 
31st March, 1900 ; amounts remitted and balances outstanding, 

H. — Abstract of Accounts for the Year ended 31st March, 1900, 

(H 1.)— Parliamentary Votes and Grants.— An Account showing the Receipts and 
Expenditure of the Commissioners of Public Works, in the Year ended 31st 
March, 1900, . 

(H 2.}— Public Loans Advances.— An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of 
.the Commissioners of Public Works, in the Year ended 31st March, 1900, 

(H 3.)— Public Loans Repayments.— An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure 
of the Commissioners of Public Works, in the Year ended 31st March, 1900, . 


(H 4.)— Land Improvement Preliminaries.— Account showing the Receipts and Expendi- 
ture of the Commissioners of Public Works, in the Year ended 31st March, 
1900, . • • • - • 

(H 5.)— Lunatic Asylum Buildings.— An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure 
by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland (on account ot the Com- 
missioners for the Control, &c., of Lunatic Asylums), during the year ended 
31st March, 1900, pursuant to Act 1 & 2 Geo. IV., c. 33, &c., 

(H 6.)— Sea Fisheries (Ireland) Commission.— An Account showing the Receipts and 
Expenditure by the Commissioners of Public Works, Ireland, during the 
Year ended 31st March, 1900, pursuant to Act 46 & 47 Vic., c. 26, 
-Miscellaneous Services.— An Account showing the Receipt and Expenditure of 
the Commissioners of Public Works, in the Year ended 31st March, 1900, 


(H 7.)- 


(H 8.)— Arterial Drainage, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, Ac.— Abstract of Final Awards, and 
Repayments thereon for the Year ending 31st March, 1900, 


I. — Statement of Purposes, &c., for which Loans are advanced, 

J. — Tramways and Public ‘ Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883, 46 & 47 Vic., c. 43, 

General Statistical Return showing Incidence of Taxation, &c., &c., on the 
several Areas charged under Guarantees, • 


19-22 

23-26 

26-36 

37-41 

40, 41 

41, 48 


50-53 

54-55 


56-65 


66, 67 
68, 69 


68, 69 

70,71 

70,71 

72-77 

78-83 

84,85 

86-93 


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PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 


SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT 

COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND 

FOB THE YEAK 1899-1900. 


TO THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF HER MAJESTY’S TREASURY. 

May it please your Lordships, 

YVe beg to submit the Sixty-eighth Annual Report of the Board. 

We propose to deal with the transactions of the year 1899-1900 in the following 
order : — 

(1.) Public Works and Buildings, including National and Ancient Monuments. 
(2.) Light Railways and Tramways. 

(3.) Loans. 

(4.) Miscellaneous duties of the Board, 

and to make in the body of our Report statements and observations on matters 
under each of the four divisions just set forth which appear to deserve special 
notice, leaving details as to the various services, to be given in the Appendices. 

I. — PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDINGS, INCLUDING NATIONAL AND 
ANCIENT MONUMENTS. 

Details of the provision made by Parliament for the year 1899-1900 for Public 
Works and Buildings, including National and Ancient Monuments, will be found at 
pp. 58-67 of the Estimates for that year. The Public Buildings (Ireland) Vote is 
included in Class I., and comprises the following : — 

Naval and Military; State and Official Residences ; Civil Departments ; Legal Departments ; 
Metropolitan Police; Eoyal Irish Constabulary; Dundnun Criminal Lunatic Asylum; Science 
and Art Department ; Public Education ; Royal University and Queen’s Colleges ; Revenue 
Departments. 

The Vote also embraces — 

Royal Parks and Gardens : — 

Phcenix Park ; St. Stephen’s Green ; the Curragh of Kildare. 

Royal Harbours : — 

Kingstown ; Howth ; Donaghadee ; Dunmore ; Ardglass. 

Inland Navigation : — 

Maigue. 

Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1882, 45 & 46 Vic., c. 73. 

Ditto, ditto, 1892, 55 & 56 Vic., c. 46. 


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SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE [1899-1900. 


State and Official Residences. 

Royal Visit. 

On 7th March His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant announced that the Queen 
would pay a visit to Ireland within the next few weeks. Her Majesty did not actually 
arrive in Ireland until April 3rd, a few days after the expiration of the financial year 
on which we are now reporting. As, however, all the arrangements for the visit were 
practically made and carried out, so far as this Board were concerned, before the 31st 
March, we think it will be convenient to refer to the subject here. 

The duties of the Board in connection with the visit consisted in the preparation of 
the "Viceregal Lodge and the Under Secretary’s Lodge for occupation by Her Majesty 
and the members of the Royal family accompanying her, and also their staff and 
servants, the decoration and illumination of public buildings, and the arrangements in 
the Phoenix Park for the Itoyal Review and the inspection by Her Majesty of school 
children. In our joint capacities of Commissioners of Public Works and Commissioners 
of Kingstown Harbour, it fell to us to make the arrangements at the Harbour for Her 
Majesty’s landing and reception there, and for her embarkation when the time came 
for her departure. 

As regards the Lodges, in addition to the arrangements made for the convenience 
and comfort of the Royal party, considerable temporary additions had to be made for 
the accommodation of the large number of indoor and outdoor servants accompanying 
the Queen. The sanitary arrangements and water supply were overhauled, but it was 
found that, with the exception of some small defects, easily remedied, very little work 
in this respect was necessary. Some re-arrangements of the drives in the demesne were 
also made, and by the courtesy of the Corporation of the City of Dublin we were enabled 
to make arrangements for the special attendance ot a fire-engine and firemen. 

ffhese preparations were completed and the Lodges handed over for occupation by 
Her Majesty’s household and servants on the 29th March, the date fixed by His 
Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. 

At Kingstown, the Victoria Wharf and the land immediately adjoining were 
temporarily enclosed, and special bye-laws, printed in the Appendix D 1, were made to 
regulate the traffic on shore and in the Harbour. Accommodation was provided for 
about 1,000 spectators, and the Baggage Shed on the Wharf was converted into a 
Reception Room, in the decoration of which we received much assistance from the 
authorities of the Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin. On the occasion of Her Majesty’s 
departure, the War Office siding on to the wharf was utilized, and a temporary 
platform erected in front of the Reception Room. 

All public offices and the Victoria Wharf and Carlisle Pier, as well as the entrances 
to the Castle and Phcenix Park, were decorated in a manner to harmonize with the 
decorations installed by public associations and private persons, and, in view of the 
general illumination of the city and Kingstown, arrangements were made for the 
adequate illumination of Kingstown Harbour, the General Post Office, the Four Courts, 
the Castle, the Custom House, Leinster House, and the Science and Art Museums and 
National Gallery. 

In the Phoenix. Park the necessary barriers were erected, and other arrangements 
made for the Review and for the inspection of school children by Her Majesty. Apart 
from this, very little preparation was found to be necessary in the Park, as the roads 
and footpaths were already in admirable order. 

V e are able to report to your Lordships that all the arrangements made worked 
successfully, and that Her Majesty was pleased to express her entire satisfaction with 
them to His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, who, in communicating it to the Board, 
was good enough to add the expression of his own appreciation of the success achieved. 

We have only to add that, while all our staff worked heartily and well, we are par- 
ticularly indebted to Mr. H. Williams, our Secretary ; Mr. Robert Cochrane, one of the 
Principal Surveyors of our Architectural Branch ; Mr. R. Gray, Superintendent of Works 
at Kingstown Harbour : and Mr. W. Dick, the Bailiff of the Phoenix Park. 

Civil Departments. 

Board of Agriculture. 

The Committee appointed to consider the best location for proposed buildings re- 
qmred in connection with Technical Education reported in favour of the site adjoining 
the National History Museum, Leinster Lawn (see Parliamentary Paper C. 9159-1399), 


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and in July last your Lordships were pleased to authorize us to acquire the various 
interests in the premises Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, Upper Merrion-street at the prices arranged 
by the Commissioner of Valuation. 

These transactions were carried through as quickly as legal requirements allowed, and 
in the premises so acquired we have been able to provide temporary accommodation for 
the new Department constituted under the Agriculture and Technical Instruction 
(Ireland) Act, 1899. 

National Gallery. 

The work of extending the National Gallery of Ireland so as to provide increased 
accommodation for the exhibition of pictures is now in hands. The extension has been 
designed with a view to the provision of accommodation for the works of Art offered to 
the Gallery as a free gift by the Countess of Milltown, widow of Edward Nugent, Sixth 
Earl of Milltown, as well as for many pictures in possession of the Board of Governors 
and Guardians, which are at present stored in unsuitable places. A preliminary contract 
was entered into in August, 1899, for the foundations of the extension, and a contract 
for the erection of the new building was entered into on the 1st December last. The 
work is progressing satisfactorily, and in accordance with the terms of the contract the 
additional buildings should be completed by the 31st December, 1901. 


National School Grants. 

The following table shows the amounts voted and expended on Grants during 
each of the last twenty years : — 


Year. 

Provision. 

Expenditure. 


£ 

£ 

1880-81, .... 

8,000 

9,896 

1881-82, .... 

10,000 

10,248 

1882-83, .... 

10,000 

9,604 

1883-84, .... 

10,000 

17,481 

1884-85, 

11,440 

22,912 

1885-86, 

22,000 

29,125 

1886-87, .... 

30,000 

41,220 

1887-88, 

48,000 

51,522 

1888-89, .... 

40,000 

41,495 

1889-90, 

40,000 

31,189 

1890-91, 

40,000 

27,331 

1891-92, 

30,000 

30,014 

1892-93, 

30,000 

24,283 

1893-94, 

30,000 

28,198 

1894-95, .... 

28,000 

28,179 

1895-96, .... 

40,000 

40,000 

1896-97, 

40,000 

40.000 

1897-98, .... 

40,000 

36,500 

1898-99, .... 

33,500 

27,131 

1899-1900, .... 

40,000 

32,109 


During the year the commencement of works was authorized at 198 schools ; issues 
at foot of grants were made to 217; and 56 new schools, the building of which was 
aided by grant, were completed. Am ongst, the last were the following important 
schools : — St. George’s (Sherrard-street) and Ringsend F., Dublin. 

A sum of £40,000 was provided by the Estimates for 1899- 1900 to meet the demands 
tor grants during the year. The expenditure reached only £32,109, and thus 
*7,891 was left unspent out of the provision, and returned to the Exchequer. 
Every effort was made to lead Managers of Schools to push on the work aided by 
grant as quickly as possible in order to enable the full amount provided to be utilized, 
the Board issued letters to Managers in cases where the progress of building was 
slow, urging them to expedition, and the Local Officers of the Department, under 
special instructions, impressed upon them the importance of avoiding delay. Had 
this course not been adopted, the expenditure would, in all probability, have fallen 
short of the £32,109 actually expended. 


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National School Teachers’ Residences 

During the year the Board have received an increased number of applications from 
Managers for assistance in maintaining the premises in connection with Teachers’ 
Residences, which have been built by aid of loan. The defects which appear in some cases 
after a few years, though they are sometimes the result of the use of inferior materials, 
or of the adoption of imperfect methods of construction, are more often due to failure 
on the part of the local parties with regard to the due maintenance of the premises. 
Much depends on supervision exercised continuously by or on behalf of the borrower, 
although this may sometimes be obviated by the employment of a competent and 
reliable contractor. It is not within the scope of the Board’s duties, nor would it be 
possible for them to give such supervision, involving the necessity for seeing the work 
properly done from day to day, as would ensure in every case the thoroughly efficient 
completion of the work in every detail. The number of instances in which Managers 
appear to be under the impression that the Board should be answerable for due con- 
struction and proper materials has been sufficiently large to justify, in their opinion, the 
reiteration of the fact that the responsibility for good work and due maintenance rests 
with the local parties, and the remedying of defects cannot be met by supplementary 
advances from this Office, nor can any such works be undertaken by the Board’s 
officers, who can only inspect the buildings three or four times during construction to 
see whether an advance of an instalment of the loan can be made. 


Custom House, Dublin, 

The series of re-arrangements which were started m the year 1895 for the accommoda- 
tion of the Public Departments housed in this building have been completed. They 
have necessarily occupied a long time, as accommodation had to be prepared for each 
department before any could be taken from it for the new arrangements, while no in- 
terruption of public business was allowable. 

The general result is that the Customs Department has been provided with adequate 
and convenient offices ; the growing Department of Inland Revenue has received rooms 
suited to its requirements and the convenience of taxpayers, solicitors, and others obliged 
to do business with it ; the Board of Works has obtained additional accommodation, 
long required ; and we have also been able to provide for the requirements of the Local 
Government Board, in spite of its large growth under the Local Government Act, 1898, 
without having recourse to the erection of a special building. 


Beresford- place. 

Some years ago the Board planted some trees on this Place, which have succeeded 
very well. The time having come for trenching the ground about them, your Lordships 
were pleased, on our suggestion, to allow us to incur the expense of enclosing the 
separate plantations. Before doing so we obtained the consent of the Corporation, with 
whom an exchange of land was made in this locality a few years ago. In laying out 
the enclosures we have had regard to the natural lines of traffic. The several plots 
have been laid down in grass, and at a suitable time will be planted with ornamental 
shrubs ; but already a very great improvement in the appearance of the place has re- 
sulted. 


Post Office Buildings. — Principal Offices. 

Dublin . — The building formerly used as a Letter Carriers’ Sorting Room, and other 
rooms in connection therewith, have been altered and fitted up for Luncheon Rooms, 
Cloakroom, and Lavatories for the use of the entire staff of Sorters and Letter Carriers. 
Offices have also been provided for the Assistant Superintendents and Inspectors of 
Letter Carriers. 

A new Telephone Exchange Room has been fitted up at the southern end of the 
Instrument Room, to meet the increasing demand for telephone communication. 

Accounts Branch . — Luncheon Rooms, a Kitchen, and two Dining Rooms have been 
provided and fitted up, fully equipped, for the use of the entire staff. 

Belfast. In consequence of the occupation of the new Parcels Depot, and the 
transfer thereto of several important branches, viz., the Parcel Post business, the 
Telephone Department, the Telegraph Linesmen and Workshops, the Dining and 


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Luncheon Rooms, and the Night Telegraph Department, a considerable space in the 
original building has been set free for the enlargement and extension of what was 
formerly available for the use of several of the departments. The old Parcel Post Room 
is undergoing alterations to enable it to be used as a P ostmen’s Sorting Room. The space 
for the public in the Public Office will be considerably enlarged. A new staircase" to 
give additional means of access from the ground floor to the first floor, will be provided 
New Delivery Platforms, and a Postmen’s Retiring Room, and new entrance for 
Telegraphists, will also be provided on the ground floor. A re-allocation of many of the 
principal rooms will be made. New and extended sanitary accommodation is provided 
and additional accommodation is arranged for the female staff employed in the’ 
building! J 

Belfast New Parcel Post Depot — This building was entirely completed and occupied 
during the past year. The two electric lifts were brought into use, and the whole of the 
extensive premises have been fully occupied by that portion of the staff transferred from 
the original building, which had become overcrowded, and not commodious enouo-h for 
the proper transaction of the rapidly increasing. postal business in the city. 

The two buildings are connected on the second floor by a bridge across Charlemonh 
street. 

Cork The site on which five old houses stood in Pembroke-street and GeorG e ’s- 
street having been purchased by the Crown, a contract was entered into for erectino- 
an extensive addition to the present Post Office, including a large General Sorting 
Boom for letters and parcels, on this and the site of the present Public Office. This 
General Sorting Room will be about 1L4 feet long by 47 feet 9 inches wide, and 
afford ample accommodation for all sorting purposes. Behind this room a Postmen’s 
Retiring Room, Delivery Clerks’ Room, and Messengers’ Room will be erected, while a 
portion of the old building will be allocated for the Sorting Clerks. Over one end of 
the General Sorting Room a spacious and lofty Instrument Room (about 55 feet by 
48 feet), amply lighted from side and roof, will be placed, and behind this room there 
will, he rooms for Superintendent, and Telephone Exchange, and Male and Female 
Retiring Rooms. Over the other end of the General Sorting Room there will be first 
and second floor stories, the former containing Battery and Mechanics’ Room, three 
offices, and staircase, and the latter a spacious Dining Room for Staff, with Kitchen, 
Scullery, Pantry, &c., &c., all fitted up in the most approved manner. Special attention 
has been given to the sanitary arrangements, and the ventilation and lighting for both 
day and night— electric light will be the illuminant. The present Sorting Office will 
become the Public Office, with an entrance from George’s-street. The new Office will 
be fitted in every way to meet the requirements of the Public ; it will be lofty and 
well lighted. The yard at rere will contain the latrines for the Postmen and 
Telegraph Messengers, Handcart Shed, &c. 

The whole _ area of the buildings will be covered with a floor of concrete, and the 
drainpipes will be of heavy cast-iron, with leaded, joints, laid on and bedded in concrete 
throughout. 

Armagh . — A contract was entered into in November last for the erection of a new 
Tost Office here, and good progress was made by the contractor. The Postmaster- 
General purchased three houses in a good position in the central portion of the town, 
one of which was taken down for the erection of a Sorting Room and Public Office! 
the second house is allowed to stand, and will contain retiring rooms, male and female, 
telegraph Instrument Battery Room, and Caretaker’s apartments. The third house 
^inoccupation of a tenant. On account of the existing premises affording so much 
official accommodation, it became necessary to provide for only the Public Office 
and Sorting Room in the new portion of the premises, and both of these apartments 
could only be provided on the ground floor. This caused the new structure to be in 
one storey ; and the local District Council having expressed a strong desire to have the 
1 oni as high as one of the adjoining three-storey houses, the design was modified so as 
10 suit the views of the local authority in this respect. 


' Ancient and National Monuments. 

continue to receive valuable advice and information from the Ancient and 
Monuments Committee on the subject of the preservation of pre-historic 


ruins. 


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We regret to record the death of one of the Members of this Committee, Mr. J. J, 
Digges LaTouche, ll.d., m.r.i.a., who was elected in December, 1898. The vacancy has 
been filled by Mr. James Mills, m.r.i.a., Deputy Keeper, Public Record Office, on the 
nomination of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland. 

We also regret to record the loss sustained by us by the death of Sir Thomas 
Newenham Deane, who was Superintendent of Ancient and National Monuments. Sir 
Thomas N. Deane was born in 1828, and had attained the age of 72 years. His 
extensive knowledge of antiquarian and archaeological matters had been at the service 
of the Board for a quarter of a century. As a Member of a distinguished firm of 
Architects in the city he stood in the first rank of his profession, and during his long 
career had been professionally associated with the design and erection of many 
important buildings. He was one of the Architects for the Science and Art Museum 
and National Library of Ireland, and on its completion in 1890 the hoc our of Knight- 
hood was conferred on him by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The new addition to 
the National Gallery of Ireland at present in progress was designed by the firm of which 
Sir Thomas Deane was the head. It was in connection with the Board’s operations in 
the preservation and maintenance of Ancient and National Monuments that his services 
to this Department were peculiarly valuable, and his ripe experience, sound judgment, 
and ready perception were such as to call for marked appreciation on several occasions. 
The vacancy caused by the death of Sir Thomas Deane has been filled by the appoint- 
ment of one of our Principal Surveyors, Mr. Robert Cochrane, m.r.i.a., f.s.a., f.r.i.b.a. 


IT.- LIGHT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS. 

Railways (Ireland) Act, 1896, Coach and Steamer Services. 

Sligo and Belmullet Steamer Service. 

As explained in the Board’s Report for 1898-99, this service, for which the Lord 
Lieutenant’s certificate was issued on the 7th December, 1897, was substituted for a 
steamer service between Achill Sound and Belmullet, originally contemplated by the 
Irish Government. The service was opened on the 2nd June, 1899, and has been 
satisfactorily worked since then by the Sligo Steam Navigation Company, who are the 
contractors under agreement for seven years, power being reserved to the Board to 
determine the agreement after the expiration of the second or any subsequent year on 
six months’ notie '"he service is worked tri-weekly in each direction during the five 
months May to Se r ember, inclusive, and bi-weekly in each direction for the remainder 
of the year. A considerable quantity of goods traffic has been carried by the steamer 
since the service was opened, and the number of passengers travelling by. the steamer 
has been fairly large. Arrangements were made for the steamer to call at intermediate 
places between Sligo and Belmullet, including Lackan, Ballycastle, Belderrig, Porturlin, 
and Portacloy, to facilitate the export of fish and generally for the convenience of the 
people of those districts. 

Through goods rates arranged on a basis calculated to develop the traffic have been 
put into operation with the principal railway companies, and special reduced fares were 
fixed for harvestmen, large numbers of whom travel to England and Scotland from 
the Belmullet district annually. 

The new pier at Pickle Point, Broadhaven Bay. on the north side of the town of 
Belmullet, referred to in the Board’s Report for 1898-99, was completed in January last, 
and has been found most useful in connection with the working of the service, and m 
every respect adequate. A new approach road connecting the pier with the public 
road has been constructed, and arrangements will be made for its transfer to the Mayo 
County Council in order that it may be properly maintained. Similar arrangements 
for maintenance will be made as regards the new road at Blacksod Bay, Belruul e , 
which was constructed in 1898, in connection with the then contemplated erection of a 
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Site fob Hotel at Killaloe, etc. 

As mentioned in the Board’s Annual Report for 1898-99, a site containing 5a. 2r. 2p., 
on the east bank of the Shannon, at a short distance from the terminus of the Water- 
ford, Limerick, and Western Company at Killaloe, was leased to the Shannon Develop- 
ment Company, Limited, with the alternative of purchase, and a suitable hotel has 
since been erected thereon and opened to the public. This hotel is conveniently 
situated near the new landing-stage erected by the Board, at which the Shannon 
steamers call regularly. 


Stranorlar and Glenties Railway. 

During the year under review an arbitration has been in progress on a claim of 
the Contractors for extras amounting to £53,851 95. 2 d. on their contract of 
£98,335 5s. 8 d. for the construction of the Stranorlar and Glenties Railway. That line 
was one of the railways scheduled under the Light Railways (Ireland) Act, 1889, and its 
promoters obtained a Presentment from the Grand Jury of County Donegal at the Spring 
Assizes of the following year, carrying a guarantee on a limited amount of capital under 
the Act. This qualified the undertaking for consideration with a view to a grant of 
assistance under the Act of 1889, if the Government decided that tJie scheme was 
desirable, and if the funds available permitted. Other schemes, however, in other parts 
of the country, and also the Donegal and Killybegs Line, in the County of Donegal, were 
given priority, and no final arrangements had been made for the future working and 
maintenance of the. line, and, indeed, no definite decision had been come to as to its 
construction when, in the early months of 1891, the Government decided that the 
scheme should be utilised, not merely with a view to the development of the county, 
but also as providing a means of affording relief in the distress which then prevailed in 
the county. It will be understood that at this time no plans were in existence except 
the Parliamentary plans deposited before the application was made to the Grand Jury 
for the presentment, and that these Parliamentary plans merely showed the limits of 
deviation within which land might be taken. In order to carry out the wishes of the 
Government, it was decided to call for tenders on a general specification indicating the 
character of the intended works and plans, but leaving the final specification, as well as 
the actual details of the working plans, to be settled later on. As a result of the 
invitation to tender offers were received from three firms, the lowest being the tender of 
the firm of Messrs. M‘Crea and M'Farland for the sum already stated, viz. : £98,335 5s. 8 d. 
In accordance with instructions received from their Lordships, this tender was accepted. 
Under the provisions of the Light Railways Acts the Board were enabled to obtain 
possession of lands at once, and a considerable amount of employment was afforded to 
distressed persons who otherwise would have had to obtain relief either from the Poor 
Law Authorities of their districts, or from employment on works instituted by the 
Government more as a labour test than as being remunerative undertakings. No 
difficulty, therefore, arose in carrying out this part of the views of the Government, 
but prolonged discussion took place with the contractors with regard to the detailed 
working plans, and also as to the terms of the contract itself, and although the tender 
was accepted on the 4th March, 1891, the contractors only executed the Deed of 
Gontract on 27th May, 1892. 

The contract, as tendered for, was for an inclusive sum to cover “ all costs and 
charges of every description from the inception to the completion of the undertaking.” 

During the discussion of the details with the contractors it was agreed that 
certain items should be added and paid for as extras over and above the 
delusive sum. The general character of the contract, however, as an inclusive contract, 
Was. declared by Section 4; but other sections provided that in certain circumstances, 
additional claims might be made by the contractors for extra works, and provision was 
made for a reference to arbitration in default of agreement. The works were not 
completed within the time limited by the Order in Council, and the contractors 
Withdrew from them before they were, in the Board’s opinion, properly completed 
p the Board had to pay the Donegal Railway Company, who, under the Order in 
outicil, were responsible for the future working and maintenance of the line, a 
2?of money to enable them to complete the line satisfactorily, and to incur large 
mtional expense in payments to engineers and in maintenance. When the time came 

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for the engineer of the Board and the engineer in charge of the line to give their 
final certificate as to the amount due to the contractors under the contract, application 
was made to the contractors by them for information as to any extras that they wished 
to have considered. Such information was not, however, furnished by the contractors, 
and on the 16th December, L 896, the final certificate was given by the engineers. 
The contractors, however, refused to accept the sum the Board considered they were 
entitled to, having regard to the amount of the certificate and to the Board’s claims for 
incompleted works, maintenance, and other matters, and stated their intention of 
submitting a further claim. In spite of repeated requests from the Board to furnish 
this claim it was not delivered until the 20th June, 1898. 

At the first sitting of the Arbitration, held in Dublin on 8th May, 1899, after the 
opening speech of the solicitor for the claimants, the Board’s counsel announced that 
they refused to deal with the claim in the form in which it was presented, as it was found 
to be made up practically by pricing out all the works, deducting from the total so 
arrived at the total of the tender, and claiming the balance, amounting to £53,851 9s. 2d, 
as extras for works, and for alleged delays in payments. This position was supported 
by argument, and the Arbitrator, having taken the advice of counsel, decided that the 
claimants must send in their claim in an amended form. When the claim in the 
amended form was brought in it was found that the total was £45,730 10s. lOd 
When the claim, thus reduced, again came before the Arbitrator the Board’s counsel 
argued that it still included items which formed part of the contract, and could in no 
way be made a basis for a claim for extras, and thereupon the claimants furnished 
a third claim, amounting to £25,064, which they subsequently sought to increase 
to £26,348. The inquiry lasted forty-two days, and at the end of it the contractor’s 
solicitor claimed that they were entitled, for what they termed “ admitted extras ” for 
works, to be awarded at least £10,970 0s. lid., with as much as the Arbitrator 
might consider right out of a further claim of £8,S39 16s. 2 d. Since the close of the 
financial year the Arbitrator has issued his Award, reducing even this sum against which 
the Board have the claims hereinbefore referred to. 


Buncrana to Carndonagh and Letterkenny to Burton Port Railways. 

The Contractors, Messrs. Pauling and Company, Limited, for the construction of 
these Railways have proceeded actively with the works, and at the date of this report 
the former Railway is far advanced to completion. It is believed the works on the 
Line itself will be completed before the station buildings, which have to be constructed 
by the Working Company, will be ready. 

On the Burtonport Line it has been found desirable to make some deviations in order 
to facilitate construction and reduce the cost of maintenance, and we gladly, with the 
concurrence of your Lordships, availed ourselves of the opportunity afforded by one of 
these deviations to place one of the stations at a point beyond Creeslough, about one 
mile nearer to the town of Dunfanaghy. The Lough Swilly Railway Company which 
has to work and maintain the Line concurred in the deviations and obtained the 
necessary Order in Council authorizing them. 

By Clause 13 of the agreement between the Treasury, the Board of Works, and the 
Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company for the construction, working, and 
maintenance of the Carndonagh Railway, it was agreed that the Company should 
promote an Order in Council enabling them to borrow or otherwise raise a sum oi 
£15,000 at least on the security of the Company’s existing Line and with power to 
contribute the same or any part thereof not less than £10,000 in any case towards the 
purposes of fully equipping the intended Railway with engines and rolling stock to be 
approved by the Board of Works. 

On the 25th April, 1899, before the contract for the construction of the Cardonagh 
Railway had been concluded, the Company informed us that they had ordered twenty 
waggons to form part of the equipment of that railway, and on the 19th June that 
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of construction for the railway. On the 31st July we were informed that the Directors 
had considered the question of rolling stock on the 6th June in the previous year, 
and had come to the decision that the stock required would be 2 locomotives, 8 
carriages, and 30 waggons, and that they had ordered 2 locomotives, 2 carriages, 
and 20 waggons, and were about to issue the order for the balance. The stock, under 
the terms of the Treasury agreement, had to be approved of by us, but notwith- 
standing this the Company ordered it without submitting any drawings or specifications 
to, or obtaining the sanction of, the Board. As the Company, with the exception of 
3 vehicles, had not increased the rolling stock for their own line for many years, as 
shown by their half-yearly reports, although during chat period their traffic receipts 
have increased considerably, we thought it necessary before deciding as to the sufficiency 
of the stock proposed for the Carndonagh line to examine the rolling stock actually on 
the Lough Swilly and Letterkenny Railways, exclusive of the new plant referred to in 
the above correspondence, and found on the lines the following stock 

5 Locomotives, 

14 Third Class Carriages, 

6 First and Second Class Composite Carriages, 

6 Brake Vans, 

1 Horse Box, 

1 Timber and Carriage Truck, 

56 Goods Waggons, 

34 Covered Waggons, 

5 Cattle Trucks, 

showing a difference, no doubt capable of explanation, of — 

1 Locomotive, 

1 Timber and Carriage Truck, and 
17 Goods Waggons, as compared with the Board of Trade returns. 

As we had at various times received complaints as to the unsatisfactory working by 
the Company of the Letterkenny line, partly owing to insufficiency of stock, we con- 
sidered that the Company should increase their own rolling stock, and we refused to 
admit their contention that they were entitled to the immediate use of the Carndonagh 
stock for their own line and as they persisted in so using the stock, we were obliged to 
take an action against them to prevent such use, with the result that the Vice-Chancellor 
of Ireland granted an injunction to restrain the Company from using the rolling stock 
ordered for the Carndonagh line, and required them to deposit in Court the sum of 
£10,000 towards securing the fulfilment of their obligations to the Treasury and the 
Board as regards the rolling stock, and would not allow them to take credit for any of 
the new stock they had in use. We have since approved a certain quantity of rolling 
stock. 


III.— LOANS. 

(1.) Loans secured on Undertakings, e.g. : — 

For Inland Navigation, Harbours, Railways, &c., under 1 & 2 Wm, IV., c. 33. 
For Labourers’ Dwellings in Towns, and Housing of the Working Classes, 
under Acts of 1866, 1885, 1890, and 1893. 

(2.) Loans secured on Rates, e.g. : — 

To Grand Juries for Roads, Bridges, Piers, Harbours, Lunatic Asylum Buildings, 
Courthouses, Reformatories, and Industrial Schools. 

For purposes sanctioned by the Public Health Act. 

For Labourers’ Dwellings under the Act of 1883. 

For Dispensary Houses. 

For W T orkhouse Buildings, &c. 


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(3.) Loans secured on Lands, e.g . - 

For Arterial Drainage Works. 

For Arterial Drainage Maintenance. 

To Owners for improvement of Lands, viz. : — Drainage, erection of Farm Houses 
and Buildings, of Dwellings for Agricultural Labourers ; Planting for Shelter 
(10 Vic., c. 32, &c.) 

To Tenants for improvement of their Holdings, viz. : — Drainage, and most of the 
purposes included in the previous service (44 & 45 Vic., c. 49). 

For Purchase under Land Act, 1870. 

(4.) Miscellaneous Loans, e.g . : — 

Glebe Loans. 

For National School Teachers’ Residences. 

For National Schools and Training Colleges. 

For Seed Supply under Acts of 1880, 1890, 1895, and 1898. 

(5.) Irish Church Fund Loans — secured on Rates or Lands. 

The extent and variety of the purposes for which loans are made by the Board are made 
clear by the abstract of Accounts of Loans for Public Works given in Appendix (C), and by 
the remarks on the several services which precede the abstract. The following statement 
shows the different purposes for which loans have been sanctioned during the year 
1899-1900. 


Total 

Number of 
Loans for 
each Class. 

PURPOSES OF LOANS SANCTIONED 1899-1900. 

No. 

Amount. 

13 

Class I. — Loans secured on Undertakings. 


£ 


Labourers’ Dwellings, 

13 

30,206 

86 

Class II. — Loans secured on Eates. 
Loans to Counties : — 




County Roads, Bridges, and Piers, ..... 

Lunatic Asylums Buildings, 

Loans to Unions, Rural and Urban District Councils : — 

5 

2,970 


8 

21,800 


Public Health Acts, 

45 

114,280 


Labourers Acts, ......... 

15 

29,816 


Dispensary Houses, 

9 

8,450 


Workhouse Buildings, 

4 

2,850 

848 

Class III. — Loans secured on Lands. 




River Drainage Maintenance, 

2 

650 


Land Improvement — Loans to Land Owners, 

282 

46,925 


,, ,, Occupiers, 

564 

41,525 

82 

Class IV. — Miscellaneous Loans. 




Glebe Loans, . . . . 

32 

14,684 


National School Teachers’ Residences, 

40 

8,125 


National Schools and Training Colleges, .... 

6 

4,507 

1,029 

Seed Supply, 1898, 

4 

567 


Total Amount 
tor each 
Class. 


£ 


30,206 


180,166 


89,100 


27,883 

£327,355 


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The following Abstract shows the amounts to which the arrears set forth in the 
above table have accrued on the various loan services : — 



31st March, 1899. 

31st March, 1900. 

Principal 
Amount out- 
standing 
on 31st March, 
1900. 

Principal. 

Interest, j 

Total. 

Principal. 

Interest. 

Total. 

Public Works Loans generally. 
Public Health Acts, 

Railways, ..... 
Land Charges, payable by Owners, 
Do. do. Occupiers, 

Seed Supply Acts, 

£ 

18,752 

495 

255,129 

33,689 

11,553 

12,342 

£ 

12,450 

485 

153,760 

21,101 

5,622 

£ 

31,202 

980 

408,889 

54,790 

17,175 

12,342 

£ 

17,298 
1,025 ! 
263,798 
34,869 
11,201 
5,732 

£ 

10,332 
900 
156,132 
20,939 1 
5,589 

£ 

27,630 

1,925 

419,930 

55,808 

16,790 

5,732 

£ 

4,247,922 
1,228,257 
408,527 
fa.) 2,331,793 
629,869 
41,306 

331,960 

193,418 

525 378 

3.33,923 

193,892 

527,815 

(5)8,887,674 


(a) Includes Suck Drainage Charges, payable by Occupiers. (J) Excluding Amounts, £212,235, written off from the Local Loans Fund. 


Arrears on “Public Works Loans generally” show a decrease of £3,572. This 
decrease is, however, only apparent, being due to the remission of loan of £8,996 6s. Id. 
for Wicklow Harbour, by the Public Works Loans Act, 1899, the arrears in respect of 
which amounted to £9,103 on 31st March, 1899. There was an actual net increase of 
£5,531 in this class, made up as follows : — Harbours, increase, £1,154 ; Labourers Acts, 
£4,942 ; other loans, decrease, £565. 

Public Health arrears show an increase of £945, and Railways, £11,041. 

The increased arrears on Labourers Acts and Public Health loans are due to some 
Rural District Councils having been unable to obtain funds from the County Councils 
owing to the arrangements rendered necessary by the Local Government Act of 1898 
not having been completed in time, but this will be adjusted by an early date. 

The increase, £11,041, of arrears on Railway Loans includes £8,670 principal money, 
being the addition to previous arrears of amounts which, under agreement with the 
respective Companies, should have been received during the year. The failure of these 
Companies to meet their obligations, as regards principal, does not necessarily involve 
a corresponding shrinkage in the value of the security. 

Arrears on Land Charges, payable by owners, stood at £55,808, as against £54,790 
on 31st March, 1899, an apparent increase of £1,018, to which must, however, be added 
arrears of £162 existing at that date on loans since disposed of by the Public Works 
Loans Act, 1899, making an actual increase on current loans of £i,180, accounted for 
by an increase of £2,416 on Land Improvement loans, and £552 on Arterial Drainage 
charges payable by owners, there being a decrease of £1,788 on loans for purchase 
under the Land Act of 1870. 

The issues made in the year under the Land Law Act, 44 and 45 Vic., c. 49, sec. 31, 
brought the total advances to -occupiers of land, for the improvement of their holdings, 
to £1,071,106. Of this sum, £431,913 13s. 2a?. principal had been repaid, and 
£9,323 16s. 3d. written off the assets of the Local Loans Fund. There were 
arrears of principal £10,968 11s. 3d., which, with £618,899 19s. 4 d. principal 
not yet due, represented the total amount outstanding, viz. : — £629,868 10s. 7d. 

The arrears — principal and interest — on this service, stood at £15,770 at the close of 
the year, as against £16,419 on 31st March, 1899, an apparent decrease of £649; 
arrears amounting to £1,896 having, however, existed at 31st March, 1899, on loans 
since disposed of by the Public Works Loans Act, 1899, there has been an actual increase 
of £1,247 in respect of current loans. These are chiefly on loans made at an early stage 
of the service, the arrears on which have a tendency to accumulate. 

Of the total number of open loans on 31st March, 1900 — 13,012 — arrears existed 
on 1,733 loans, 728 of which were in arrear for two or more half-yearly instalments. 

Under the Seed Supply and Potato Spraying Machine Act of 1898, a sum of £340 
was advanced during the year, bringing the total advances under this Act to £78,670, 
made to eighty unions. 

The long outstanding balances of amounts advanced under the Seed Act, 1880, to 
the Unions of Belmullet, Cahirciveen, Clifden, Dunfanaghy, Glenties, Oughterard, 
Swinford, Newport (now Westport), and Westport, amounting to £9,394 0s. 10 d. } were 
remitted by the Public Works Loans Act, 1899. 

The arrears on subsequent Seed Supply loans at the close of the year were as 
follows:— Act of 1890, £789, due by Belmullet Union; Act of 1895, £1,702, due by 
Belmullet and Swinford Unions ; Act of 1898, £3,240, of which £3,218 was due by 
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small sums due by five other Unions. It will be seen that the Union of Belmullet finds 
a place in the arrears list of each of the four Seed Acts, and Swinford Union in three. 

IV.— MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES OF THE BOARD. 

Maintenance of Drainage Districts. 

Under the Act 5 & 6 Vic., cap. 89, for the promotion of drainage of lands and improve- 
ment of navigation and water power in connection with such drainage in Ireland and 
such amending Acts, a total sum of £2,082,052 was expended in the construction of works, 
of which £874,447 was charged on the benefited lands, and the remainder was made a 
free grant from Parliament. The maintenance of these works under the Acts is placed 
on Boards of Trustees, elected by the proprietors, with power to levy the rate required 
for the maintenance of the works. Where the number of proprietors is not more than 
six no election is necessary (Section 15 of 18 & 19 Vic., c. 110), and the proprietors 
themselves become Trustees ; but, in other cases, the intention of the Act was that 
every three years the proprietors should meet and elect Trustees, varying in number 
from three to nine, increased to fifteen by Section 38 of the 19 & 20 Vic., c. 62. If a 
sufficient number of Trustees fail to attend, the Act provided that the Trustees might 
be nominated by those present, provided that the majority of the proprietors in value 
had previously had an opportunity of signifying by their signature their approval of 
the appointment. If no appointment was made the existing Trustees remained in 
office. By Sections 5, 6, and 11 of the 29 & 30 Vic., c. 49, power is given to the Board, 
on the complaint of any person interested, to have an inspection made of the district, 
and to call upon the Trustees to execute the necessary works of repair and maintenance, 
and in their default to carry out the works themselves, and charge the cost against 
the district, in accordance with the proportions fixed for the plot of land by the original 
award. In the last few years the latter power has been exercised in the following cases : — - 

Ballinhassig Drainage District (1890), Nobber Drainage Drietrict (1891), Owena- 
brockagh Drainage District (1893), Kildare Drainage District (1893), Kilcock (1893), 
Rinn and Black river (1894), Ballybay Drainage District (1899). 

As we found reason to believe that the triennial election of Trustees had in 
many eases been allowed to fall into disuse, we, in the year 1897 took steps to urge 
upon the proprietors in every district to secure properly elected bodies of Trustees. 
Out of the 121 districts which were formed under the Act referred to above, Trustees 
have been appointed in the case of eighty-two, including four districts where less than 
six proprietors have been constituted Trustees, as per Section 15 of the 18 & 19 Vic., 
e. 110, and tlfe Board are in correspondence in eighteen other cases with representatives 
of local proprietors with a view to the election of Trustees. In the remaining cases 
great difficulty has been experienced in getting information as to the names of the 
existing proprietors, and particularly of those who would be willing to take the necessary 
formal steps to secure the election of Trustees. In this connection we have to point out 
that by Section 20 (1) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, the Local Govern- 
ment Board may, with the consent of the Board or Body affected, make a Provisional 
Order for transferring to the County Council business arising in their County under any 
Act of any Drainage Board, and where it appears to the Local Government Board that 
there are no persons capable of acting as such Board or Body, the Order may be made 
without the consent of the Board or Body. It would appear from this Section that there 
Might be in existence persons capable of acting as a Drainage Board, but unwilling or 
refusing to do so, and that in such case the Local Government Board would have no 
power to transfer the business of the Drainage Board to the County Council. The 
response which has been made to our efforts to secure the election of Trustees has, on 
file whole, been so satisfactory, that we do not at present feel it incumbent to suggest 
that an amendment of this power is necessary in order to deal with such cases ; but we 
think it right to mention the point in case future experience should show that the 
inducements already existing are not sufficient to secure the election in all cases of 
Trustees, and the proper maintenance of the works. 

LEGISLATION IN 1899. 

The following Statutes, passed in the year 1899, affect the Board : — 

Under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act a Local Authority is empowered to 
advance money to a resident of any house, within its area for the purpose of enabling 
h'rn to acquire the ownership of that house, provided that the advance shall not exceed 
( a ) four-fifths of the market value of the ownership nor ( b ) £240, or in the case of a 

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fee-simple or leasehold of not less than 99 years unexpired, £300 ; and no advance 
is to be made for the acquisition of the ownership of a house where the market value 
of the house exceeds £400. The interest to be charged on such advance is to be such 
rate as may be agreed upon, not exceeding 10s. above the rate at which the Local 
Authority can (in Ireland) borrow at the time from the Commissioners of Public Works. 
By Section 9 (7) and Section 14 we are authorised in manner provided by the Public 
Works (Ireland) Acts, 1831 to 1886, to lend any money which might be borrowed by 
a local authority in Ireland for the purposes of the Act. It will be seen that the 
functions of the Board do not come into exercise until the time arrives at which the 
Local Authority requires to come to them for funds, and are then purely financial. 
We give in Appendix (C) the rates of interest now chargeable on such advances. 

Under the operation of the Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act the 
Board is relieved of the responsibility for new works and maintenance at the Albert 
Institution and Munster Institution, which, from the 1st April, 19C0, became a charge 
on the funds of the new Department. We, however, remain liable for the maintenance 
of other buildings and premises transferred to the management of that Department, 
such as the buildings of the Science and Art Department, in Kildare-street and Merrion- 
square, and the Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin. 

Under the arrangements made in connection with the Congested Districts Board 
(Ireland) Act, 1900, the responsibility of the Board for the provision and maintenance 
of office and supply of stores to the Offices of the Congested Districts Board was 
transferred to that Board. 

Under the Public Works Loans Act, 1899, provision is made for the supply of 
funds for loans by the Board, and certain adjustments of accounts were made in respect 
of various loans made by the Board. 

The Improvement of Land Act, 1899, amends the Improvement of Land Act, 1864, 
and other Acts on that subject, and by Section 6 it is provided that in the application 
of the Act to Ireland the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland shall take the 
place of the Board of Agriculture in Great Britain. 

Besides the Acts above referred to, reports have been furnished to your Lordships during 
the year 1899-1900 on the following Bills, so far as they affect the duties of the Board ; — 

Belfast and County Down Bailway Bill, 1900. 

Belfast Water Bill, 1899. 

Belfast Corporation Bill, 1899. 

Bray and Enniskerry Bail way Bill, 1900. 

Clontarf Urban District Drainage and Improvement Bill, 1900. 

Cork Electric Tramways Bill (Blackrock Extension), 1900. 

Cork, Bandon and South Coast Bailw r ay Bill, 1900. 

County and City of Dublin Electric Lighting Bill, 1900. 

Donegal Bailway Bill, 1900. 

Dublin Corporation Extension of Boundaries Bill, 1900. 

Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Bailway Bill, 1900. 

Fishguard and Bosslare (Railways and Harbours) Bill, 1900. 

Great Northern Bailway (Ireland) Bill, 1900. 

Great Southern and Western Bailway Bill, 1900. 

Great Southern and Western Bail way and Waterford and Central Ireland 
Bailway Companies Amalgamation Bill, 1900. 

Great Southern and Western and Waterford, Limerick, and Western 
Bailway Companies Amalgamation Bill, 1900. 

Kingscourt, Keady, and Armagh Bailway Bill, 1900. 

Lisburn Improvement and Finances Bill, 1899. 

Lisburn Urban District Council Bill, 1899. 

Midland Great W T estern Bailway (Ireland) Amalgamation with the 
Waterford and Limerick Bailway Company Bill, 1900. 

Newry, Keady, and Tynan Light Bailway Bill, 1900. 

Shannon Water and Electric Power Bill, 1900. 

We have the honour to be 

Your obedient servants, 

THOS. BOBEBTSON. 

B. O’SHAUGHNESSY. 
GEORGE A. STEVENSON. 

H. Williams, Secretary, 

31st July, 1900. 


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APPENDICES, 


APPENDIX (A). 

DETAILS OF VOTED SERVICES. 

Naval and Military Buildings. 

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. — A hay barn has been provided in connection with the 
Master’s Quarters. 

Some sanitary improvements have been made in connection, with the Nurses’ rooms 
on top floor, west side. 

Royal Naval Reserve Battery, Tramore. — A new small arms magazine has been 
built. 

Royal Hibernian Military School. — A new stained glass window has been provided 
in the western window of the Roman Catholic Chapel. 

Coast Guard Stations. 

Bally crovane, Co. Cork. — The erection of a new station to accommodate a chief 
boatman and four men was placed under contract, and the work is progressing 
satisfactorily. 

Baltimore, Co. Cork. — A new sanitary system has been introduced. 

Castletownbere, Co. Cork. — The erection of this station, for which provision has been 
made in the estimates, was not commenced owing to the difficulty of completing the 
lease of the site proposed for it. 

Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork. — A new sanitary system is in process of completion. 

Bunny Cove, Co. Cork. — This station commenced last year has been completed, and 
is now in the occupation of the Coast Guard. 

East Ferry, Co. Cork. — A new sanitary system has been introduced. 

Buncrana, Co. Donegal. — The drainage of this station has been relaid. 

Killybegs. — In addition to the relaying of the drains at this station, the yard has been 
paved with concrete. 

Rathmullen. — New covered ways leading to the out-offices have been built. 

Tribane. — New concrete tanks have been constructed. 

Dalkey, Co. Dublin. — A new watchroom has been built. 

Clogher, Co. Louth. — The outfall drain of this station has been relaid. 

Ballyglass, Co. Mayo. — A new sea wall has been built. 

Belderrig. — Additional concrete tanks have been constructed. 

Laytown, Co. Meath. — The erection of this station was commenced, and satisfactory 
progress has been made with the building. 

Pullendiva, Co. Sligo. — Concrete courses have been laid under the wooden floors of 
this station. 

Dunmore, Co. Waterford. — The Chief Officer’s house commenced last year has been 
completed, and it is now occupied. 

Arthur stovm, Co. Wexford. — The new station commenced last year has been 
completed, and is now occupied. 

Fethard, Co. Wexford. — A new sanitary system has been introduced. 

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State and Official Residences. 

Dublin Castle.— Extensive sanitary improvements connected with the introduction 
01 , S, 1 ™ pipes, &c., are being carried out at the various residences. 

A W.U with enclosed yard, has been built for the use of the women residing in 
quarters in the household stables yard. 8 

Viceregal Lodge.— Provision was made in the year 1898-9 for a new hay barn, but 
ttis Excellency the Lord Lieutenant requested postponement. The work was betrun 
in h ebruary and completed in March, and the cost was defrayed out of savings on the 


Civil Departments. 

G .° ver T lent Board.— A. contract was entered into tor carrying out certain 
j . te i atlon , a nd reconstruction to afford more extended accommodation for the 
reased staff employed m these offices. Good progress was made, and the new apart 

ments will shortly be ready for occupation. P 

General Register Office.— An addition has been made to the Bookbinders' Boom. 
extended* 67 "^ G ^ oe ' ^ new store bas been erected and the sanitary accommodation 


Legal Departments. 

Dublin Metropolitan Police. 

duS SThe 5 v^ e r _A A 0011 S a0t for the f eotion of this b “ ildin S was entered into 
during the year. Considerable progress has since been made, the whole of the 
excavation and most of the basement work being now executed 

Castle Yard Barrack— The floor of the Constables’ Messroom has been renewed. 


Royal Irish Constabulary. 

Mdlstreet, Co. Cork.— A. bathroom has been added to the accommodation provided for 
been carried out eCt ° r ’ ^ S ° me Samtary im P rove “ents in the barrack generally have 

Skibbereen, Co. Cork . — A new sanitary system has been introduced. 

Navan Co. Meath— k. new County Store which became necessary, owing to the 
transfer of the County Headquarters from Trim, has been erected here. A new bath- 
room has also been fitted up for the use of the constables in occupation. 

Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum. 

The heating work has been completed with the exception of the steam supply which 
will be ready for the coming winter. The laundry machinery has been completed, and a 
conti act made for the erection of the new laundry and boiler house. The buildings are 
now approaching completion. 6 

A new system of storm water drains has been laid. 
dis^osal W vvorks mS ^ a SUmpl1 has been constructed in connection with the sewage 

Bupplies al tl haS be6 “ partiaIly roofed to ensure greater convenience in the delivery of 


Science and Art Buildings. 

fittedunin^W?^ “w bathroom and lavatory have been erected and 

rated up in the residence of the Curator of the Gardens. 


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Kildare-street Buildings— New workshops, with an office attached, have been 
erected for the use of the workmen employed on the premises. A house for the 
cultivation of plant disease has been erected in connection with the herbarium. A new 

fi eI m b f ?” d f ^ st ° re have been P rovided in the Industrial and 
Art Museum. The lift at the National Gallery has been carried down to the basement 

Sti“ ^Sol ofl y rt gateS ftted ° n aU fl °° rS - An aUXiHaIy heat ^ been 

Royal College of Science.— Improvements in the position and arrangement of the fire 
appliances have been carried out. 


National Education Buildings. 

Munster Model Farm , Cork— Advantage was taken of the water main recently laid 
down by the Cork Corporation to provide the buildings with a new water supply. 

District and Minor Model Schools. 

Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh.- New sanitary apparatus, drains, and water mains 
have been introduced. 

Galway. The sanitary accommodation of the residence has been renewed. 
Londonderry.— The sanitary accommodation of the residence has been renewed. 


Customs Buildings. 

Londonderry.— Some sanitary improvements have been carried out. 
Sligo. The approaches have been paved with concrete. 


Post Office Buildings. 

Carlow , Co. Carlow. Extensive additions and alterations have been completed and 
provide much required accommodation. * 

Cork Post Office. Arrangements have been made for commencing the new building 
the site for which has been cleared. 

Queenstown, Co. Cork.— The works of alteration for which provision was made could 
not be commenced owing to delay in the execution of the lease of the additional 
ground. 

Newry, Co. Down. — The erection of this office has been carried out and completed in 
a satisfactory manner, and it was permanently occupied by the staff at the end of the 
year. A heating chamber _ and a system of heating by hot water pipes not originally 
contemplated have been introduced. The new premises have given the greatest 
satisfaction, both to the postal officials in occupation and the general public. 

Fair view, Co. Dublin. — The substitution of improved wash-down closets for trough 
c osets was made at this building, and a new connection made with the drains. & 

Tralee,. Co. Kerry. — Extensive alterations, affording increased accommodation have 
been carried out in the public office. 

Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare • — A new office is in course of erection and is progressing 
satisfactorily towards completion. & s 

Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. — The shell of this new office and Caretaker’s residence 
“ approaching completion. 

Eallinasloe, Co. Galway.— The sanitation has been improved by the introduction 

wie water carriage system. 

' The walk and ceiling of the Parcels Office have 

n s beeted and the drains relaid. 

no it S ii 0rt ’F 0 ' Ma y°-— The sM1 of tte new office and residence of Postmaster is 
a Pproachmg completion. 

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Dundalk, Co. Louth. — Considerable progress has been made with the^ new buildings 
here, the contract for their erection having been entered into in September last. 

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. — The erection of the new office has been delayed owing to 
difficulties in connection with ancient lights which dominate the site. 

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. — Tenders were invited for the erection of this office, but 
those received were found to be too high. 

Wexford. — Additional accommodation for the Instrument and Telephone Rooms has 
been provided by raising a portion of the building. 


Depositories for Parochial Records. 

(Act 39 & 40 Vic., c. 58.) 

Under the provisions of this Act inspections of proposed Depositories have been 
made in eight cases, and reports thereon forwarded to the Deputy Keeper of the 
Records. 

Public Gardens, &c. 

Phcenix Park, and Stephens Green, Dublin, and the Curragh of Kildare. — The usual 
works of maintenance and repairs in connection with the buildings, roads, grounds, &c., 
have been carried out. Additional sanitary accommodation for the use of the public 
has been provided in the Phcenix Park. 

Royal Harbours. 

Remarks by the Harbour Masters on the Fishing Industry and trade of the several 
Harbours will be found in Appendix (D. ) 

Kingstown Harbour. — The necessary repairs to the sea slopes of the East and West 
Piers were carried out during the summer, and an unsound portion of the wharf wall of 
the latter was rebuilt. The fender work at the head of the Carlisle Pier was entirely 
renewed, and the masonry pinned and pointed where required. In connection with the 
improved Mail Service the platform on the west side was extended for a length of 210 
feet. The quantity of material dredged from the Harbour and deposited at sea during 
the year was 6,745 tons. 

Generally the piers, roads, wharves, slips, floating plant, workshops, and buildings 
were repaired and maintained in good order. A new mooring buoy and chain was 
placed in the Harbour. 

Additional sanitary and coal accommodation has been provided for the cottages 
occupied by the Harbour crew. 

Hoivth Harbour. — The breakwaters and other works were duly maintained and 8,320 
tons of silt were dredged and deposited at sea. 

A rdglass and Donaghadee Harbours, Co. Down, and Dunmore East Harbour, Co. 

Waterford. — The breakwaters, roads, buildings, and other works were duly maintained. 


Shannon Drainage. 

The sluices have been maintained in good order. 


River Maigue Navigation. 

The Collector’s house and bridge have been duly maintained. 

Ancient Monuments. 

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APPENDIX (B). 

DETAILS OF NON-VOTED SERVICES. 

Arterial Drainise ahd Improvemest or Lands (Ireland) Act, 1863, and Amendments. 
26 & 21 Vic., c. 88 ; 2 7 k 28 Vic., c. 72 ; 28 & 29 Vic., c. 52 ; 32 & 33 Vic., c. 72 ; 

35 & 36 Vic., c. 31 ; 37 & 38 Vic., c. 32 ; 41 k, 42 Vic., c. 59 ; 43 & 44 Vic c 27 ■ 

and 55 & 56 Vic., c. 65. 

The Carrigrohane, Maglin, and Ballincollig District has been brought to Award 
during the year. The total area of land drained and improved in the District is 
624 acres 2 roods 20 perches, and the total cost chargeable thereto amounts to 
£4,749 10s. 9cZ. 

An application for the formation of one new District was received during the year 

namely, the Triogue, Queen’s County. The preliminary inquiries are being proceeded 


Increased Rents in respect op Arterial Drainage Rent Charges. 

Two applications were received from proprietors for increased rents to be paid by 
the tenants m respect of lands improved by drainage, embracing fifteen holdings. A 
meeting has been held to determine the amounts. 

Drainage Maintenance. 

29 & 30 Vic., c. 49. 

Maintenance op Drainage Districts. 

The maintenance works necessary in the Ballybay District, County Boscommon, 
were undertaken and completed at a cost of £148. Inspections were made in 
connection with the Lough Corrib and Lough Dalla Drainage Districts, and some 
necessary works of maintenance in the former case are now being undertaken by the 
Trustees. 

Maintenance of Navigation Works. 

19 & 20 Vic., c. 62. 

Inspections were made in connection with the Ballinamore and Ballyconnell Canal 
and the Lough Corrib Navigation ; necessary works of repair were put in hand by the 
Trustees, of the former, at the Ballyconnell weir ; and in the latter ease the Canal at 
Galway is now in course of being restored to its original depth by the Trustees. 

Railway Clauses Consolidation Act. 

8 Vic., c. 20, 

A certificate of the dimensions of Culverts and Waterways was issued in the case of 
the New Ross and Waterford Extension of the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford 
Railway. 

Fishery Piers and Harrours Maintenance. 

16 & 17 Vic., c. 136. 

A sea protection wall at Kilkeel Harbour, County Down, was repaired during the 
winter at the expense of the County. 

-^ n inspection was also made of Spiddal Pier, County Galway, in connection with 
the maintenance thereof.] 

Sea Fisheries (Ireland) Act, 1883. 

The Irish Government having decided to sanction the extension of the existing 
accommodation at Kilronan Pier, Aran Islands, County Galway, and Port Stewart 
harbour, County Londonderry, and also for the construction of a new pier and approach 
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LIGHT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS. 

(See pp. 10 to 13.) 

Railways (Ireland) Act, 1896. — Goach and Steamer Services. 

(1.) Shannon Steamer Services, 

The Summer Services on the Shannon, which consist of daily trips (Sundays 
excepted) between Killaloe and Athlone, Athlone and. Rooskey, and Rooskey and 
Carrick-on-Shannon in both directions, and a cross-service on Lough Derg, came into 
operation on the 28th May, and were continued until the 30th September. In October 
the modified Winter Service, which had been approved by the Board in January, 1899, 
and particulars of which are contained in the Annual Report for 1898-9, was sub- 
stituted for the Summer Services, and continued until the resumption of the Summer 
Services on the 28th May. 


(2.) Coach Service between Tarbert and Listowel. 

Particulars of this Service were given in the Annual Reports for 1897-8 and 1898-9. 
The increase in the number of passengers mentioned in the last Report has been 
followed by a further increase, a result which is probably largely due to the through 
booking and advertising arrangements now in force. 


(3.) Steamer Service on the Lower Shannon between Tarbert in the 
County Kerry and Kilrush in the County Clare. 

Particulars of this Service were given in the Annual Reports for 1897-8 and 1898-9. 
The Service was worked during the season, J une to September inclusive, in connection 
with the Tarbert and Listowel Coach at Tarbert and the trains of the Clare Railways 
at Kilrush. The number of passengers showed an appreciable increase on the two 
previous years. 

A further effort was made to enable the steamer which works the Board’s service 
to be utilised between Tarbert and Foynes, so as to enable passengers to travel in 
both directions between Kilkee and Limerick, by rail to Kilrush, steamer from 
Kilrush to Foynes, thence by rail — Waterford, Limerick, and Western Railway. 
The Board offered every facility for the purpose by fitting in their Coach and Steamer 
connections at Listowel, Tarbert, &c., but the Waterford, Limerick, and Western 
Company did not see their way to make the necessary train arrangements between 
Foynes and Limerick to suit the working of the service. The matter has been again 
brought under consideration by the Board, and the necessary train connections between 
Foynes and Limerick and between Kilrush and Kilkee having been conceded by the 
Waterford, Limerick, and Western, and West Clare Companies, respectively, the 
extended service will be put into operation on the 20th July and continued on every 
week-day until 30th September following. 

(4.) Coach Service between Ennistymon and Ballyvaughan via Lisdoonvarna. 

This Service was worked tri-weekly during the season, June to September inclusive, 
and the number of passengers carried showed an important increase on the two 
previous years. 

The tidal service between Ballyvaughan and Galway was maintained from the 
middle of June to the end of September, as in former years, by the local Steamship 
Company. 


(5.) Coach Service between Rooskey and Dromod. 

This service, which is worked as a connection between the Shannon steamers at 
Rooskey and the trains at Dromod Station, was continued on each week-day during 
the season, June to September inclusive, and as a bi-weekly service from October to 
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Shannon Navigation. 

Dredging was carried out at Limerick, Portumna, and Athlone. A new crane was 
erected at Athlone, and a derrick crane at Munster Harbour, Portumna. The locks, 
bridges, piers, tow-paths, drains, buoys, &e., were duly maintained. 

County Road Maintenance. 

6 & 7 William IV., c. 116, sec. 64. 

No inquiry under the provisions of the above Act was held during the year. 


Arklow Harbour. 

The Boards dredger No. 2 was let to the Arklow Harbour Commissioners, and 
dredged 5,822 tons from the harbour. 


Royal Canal. 

The Midland Great Western Railway Company is responsible for the proper main- 
tenance of this Canal. 

By appointment pf His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, the existing Commissioners 
of Public Works in Ireland constitute the Board of Control, exercising a general 
supervision over the works of the Canal, and for some years past the Company has been 
pressed to bring the Canal to a proper level of maintenance. 

Since the Board of Trade inspection of 1894, 39 pairs of lock gates have been 
entirely renewed. Considerable progress has been made with the "dredging of the 
Canal by the aid of the steam dredger and two hand dredgers. During the summer 
the cutting of weeds received attention. 

The question of other works remaining to be done has been brought to the notice of 
the Company. 


Dungarvan Harbour, County Waterford. 

Inspection was made of this Harbour in connection with a proposed loan for improve- 
ment thereof. 


Ballintoy Harbour, County Antrim. 

An inspection and report on the condition of this Harbour was made for the informa- 
tion of the Irish Government. 


Carrickfergus Harbour. 

. An inspection of this Harbour was made in connection with a proposed loan for 
'mprovement thereof. 


Galway Mills Trustees. 

41 & 42 'Vic., c. 212 ; 5 & 6 Vic., c. 89 ; 29 & 30 Vic., c. 49. 

An inspection was made and the attention of the Galway Mills Trustees drawn to the 
elective state of repair of some of the works under their charge. 

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Arbitrations under “The Railways (Ireland) Acts” (1851, 1860, 1864). 

14 & 15 Vic., c. 70 ; 23 & 24 Vic., c. 97 ; and 27 & 28 Vic., c. 71. 

Arbitrations have been applied for and Arbitrators appointed in the following cases, 
viz. : — 

Railway and Tramway Companies : 

Cork, Blackrock, and Passage Company — Lands required in County Cork. 

Great Northern Railway — Lands required in County 

Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Company — Lands required in County Waterford. 

Clontarf and Hill of Howth Tramroad Company — Lands required for Tramroad. 

Corporations, &c: 

Belfast Water Commissioners — Lands required for Waterworks. 

Rathmines and Rathgar Improvement Commissioners — Lands required for widening 
streets, and for erection of Artisans’ Dwellings. 

Belfast Corporation — Lands required for a cemetery. 

Commissioners of Irish Lights — Land required to build a Lighthouse at Blackhead. 

Inquiries into Tramway Projects. 

23 & 24 Vic., c. 152, s. 9 ; 24 & 25 Vic., c. 102, s.s. 6, 7. 

The Board held an inquiry into the engineering merits of the following undertaking, 
viz. : — 

North Down Tramways (Bangor to Donaghadee). 

Land Improvement Act, 1864; Limited Owners’ Residences Acts, 1870, &o. 

27 & 28 Vic., c. 113 ; 33 & 34 Vic., c. 36 ; 34 & 35 Vic., c. 84 ; 40 & 41 Vic., c. 31. 

Four applications, amounting to .£6,580, have been made to the Board during the 
past year for sanction to expenditure under these Acts, as against five, amounting to 
£4,705, in the previous year. One Provisional Order authorising the commence- 
ment of work has been issued. No Absolute Orders charging Estates with the cost of 
improvements have been issued during the year. 


APPENDIX (C). 

DETAILS OF LOAN SERVICES, WITH ABSTRACT OF ACCOUNTS 
AND TABLES. 

Class (1). — Loans secured on Undertakings. 

Labourers' Dwellings in Towns and Housing of the Working Classes. 

Nos. 7 and 8 in Abstract, p. 50. 

Labouring Classes’ Dwellings (Ireland) Act, 1866 (29 & 30 Vic., c. 44); and the 
Housing of the Working Classes Acts, 1885, 1890, and 1893 (48 & 49 Vic., 
c. 72, and 53 and 54 Vic., c. 70). 

Amount of loans sanctioned under Act of 1866 while it continued operative, i.e., to 
the close of the year 1884-85 — £281,334. Number of dwellings erected — 3,416. 
Rate of Interest charged — 4 per cent. 

During the year 18 applications have been received for loans under the Housing of 
the Working Classes Act, 1890, the total amount applied for being £36,941 10s. 
Thirteen loans, amounting to £30,206 10s., have been sanctioned, as against 8 loans, 
amounting to £49,655, sanctioned during the previous year. The applications have 
shown a tendency to decrease in numbers during the past few years. This fact has 
not, however, been without its redeeming feature. There has been a gradual falling-off 
of applications from persons desirous of speculating in the erection of artisans 
dwellings. It is to be remembered that the Board imjDose, in the interests of the 
artisan occupiers, limitations on the amount of rent which may be charged for these 
dwellings, and consequently, as this fact becomes better known to would-be applicants, 
only those who are satisfied with the moderate return which can be expected for their 
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The following table shows the number and amount of the loans made each 
year since 1866, when the first of these Acts was passed : — 


Year. 

No. of Applications 
sanctioned. 

Amount sanctioned. 

No. of Families to be 
accommodated. 



£ 



1866-67, 

Nil. 



Nil. 

1867-68, 

1 

638 

0 

8 

1868-69, 

Nil. 



Nil. 

1869-70, 

1 

500 

0 

10 

1870-71, 

1 

4,146 

0 

125 

1871-72, 

2 

1,650 

0 

46 

1872-73, 

3 

7,175 

0 

108 

1873-74, 

7 

22,250 

0 

261 

1874-75, 

1 

910 

0 

13 

1875-76, 

7 

24,242 

0 

259 

1876-77, 

6 

11,100 

0 

132 

1877-78, 

8 

23,614 

0 

272 

1878-79, 

10 

7,100 

0 

81 

1879-80, 

19 

31,858 

0 

351 

1880-81, 

17 

28,870 

0 

302 

1881-82, 

17 

33,674 

0 

453 

1882-83, 

16 

21,187 

0 

270 

1883-84, 

16 

40,052 

0 

397 

1884-85, 

12 

22,368 

0 

328 

1885-86, 

20 

5 0,755 

0 

713 

1886-87, 

24 

79,161 

0 

852 

1887-88, 

20 

34,746 

10 

397 

1888-89, 

26 

53,752 

10 

575 

1889-90, 

16 

46,319 

0 

603 

1890-91, 

20 

43,413 

0 

628 

1891-92, 

11 

10,164 

0 

135 

1892-93, 

8 

44,270 

0 

481 

1893-94, 

7 

11,463 

0 

56 

1894-95, 

9 

36,209 

0 

182 

1895-96, 

7 

16,120 

0 

211 

1896-97, 

12 

83,242 

0 

258 

1897-98, 

4 

15,836 

0 

177 

1898-99, 

8 

49,655 

0 

382 

1899-1900, . 

13 

30,206 

10 

207 

Total, 

349 

£886,649 

10 

- 


Class (2). — Loans secured on Rates. 

The.mimber and the amount of the loans sanctioned under this head show a diminution, 
whichfis accounted for by decreases in all the classes except those for Dispensary 
Houses and W orkhouses Buildings. The chief reason, however, for the marked decrease 
in the number is that under the Labourers Acts formerly a separate loan was made, in 
most cases, for each Electoral Division, but since the passing of the Local Government 
Act of 1898 these charges are whole District charges and therefore one loan now covers 
several Electoral Divisions. 


— 

3898-99. 

1899-1900. 

Number of Loans, 

351 

86 

Amount of Loans, . . I 

£283,290 

£180,166 


Public Libraries. No. 1 L in Abstract, p. 50. 

, ^ 0 l°nns have been advanced for the purposes of Public Libraries during the past year, 
Rough the Board have been in correspondence with some local authorities, which 
a it in contemplation to apply for advances. The circumstance cannot be said to be 
cribable wholly to the lack of interest in these institutions. The prevailing draw- 
,ci£ is that so many towns and districts in Ireland have a rateable value insufficient 
k the statutory rates, to stock and maintain a Public Library. The maximum rate 

D 2 


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leviable for Library purposes under the Public Libraries Acts is one penny in the 
pound, and it is probable that in many localities the revenue derivable from such a rate 
would not cover working expenses, together with the annual charge which a loan would 
entail. In several towns the Acts have been adopted, but, probably for the reasons 
indicated, no steps appear to have yet been taken to put them in operation. 


Industrial Schools and Reformatories. No. 11 in Abstract, p. 50. 

No applications have been made for advances for Industrial Schools or Reformatories 
during the year. 

District Schools. 

No applications have been made for advances for District Schools during the year. 

Loans for Asylum Buildings. No. 17 in Abstract, p. 50. 

This Service has undergone a radical change under the provisions of the Local 
Government (Ireland) Act, 1898. Advances had, prior to the passing of that Act, 
been sanctioned to the Board of Control of Lunatic Asylums, and expended under the 
supervision of that Board. The Board of Control ceased to exist on the 16th May, 
1899, in accordance with Section 9 of the Local Government Act, and loans will 
in future be made to local authorities, who will be responsible for the expenditure 
of the money lent. It will be seen that the service during the past year has been in 
a transition state. This circumstance may partly account for the reduction in the 
number of loans applied for and sanctioned. Six applications for loans, amounting to 
£15,800, were made during the year by the Board of Control before its dissolution, and 
two applications from local authorities have been dealt with. The number of loans 
sanctioned to the Board of Control was six, amounting to £10,000, and two loans, 
amounting to £11,800, have been made to local authorities, viz., a loan of £5,800 for 
Omagh Asylum, and one of £6,000 for Enniscorthy Asylum. 

Loans for Workhouse Buildings. No. 23 in Abstract, p. 50. 

The 61st Section (Sub-section 7) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, 
provides that in the Poor Relief (Ireland) Act, 1838, and any other enactment relating 
to borrowing by Boards of Guardians the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland shall 
as respects any borrowing after the passing of the Local Government Act above-quoted, 
be substituted for the Public Works Loan Commissioners, and thereby removes a 
doubt which existed as to the power of the Board to lend for Workhouse purposes. 
By direction of the Treasury loans for the extension of Workhouse Buildings were 
suspended in 1876, but the Board have in recent years made loans in connection with 
the drainage and other sanitary arrangements of Workhouses under the Public Health 
Act of 1878, when the expenditure was necessary or beneficial in the sanitary interests 
of the locality. Under the reconstituted powers above indicated nine applications for 
loans, amounting to £7,645 have been received during the year, and four loans, 
amounting to £2,850, have been sanctioned. 

Loans under Public Health Acts. Nos. 19 and 39 in Abstract, pp. 50 and 52. 

Loans under the Public Health Act of 1878 reached in number 45, and amounted 
to £114,280, as against the corresponding figures 70, and £104,959 for the previous 
year. The following table contrasts the two years in detail : — 



IS! 

, 8 _ 99 . 

1899-1300. 

PURPOSE. 

Number of 

A "“ 

Number of 

— 

Water Works, 

26 

£ 

47,084 

8 

12,442 

Sewerage, ......... 

14 

7,835 

10 

10,686 

Buildings, Public Lighting, Markets, .... 

21 

33,576 

10 


Streets, Paving, <fcc., ....... 

9 

16,464 

17 

51,116 


70 

£104,959 

45 

£114,280 


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The total amount of loans authorized for sanitary purposes stood at £2,843,848 on 
31 st March, 1900, and the total amount issued at £2,728,814. 

The distribution of the sum authorized between • different sanitary purposes is as 
follows : — 

£ 


Waterworks, . . . 

1,274,075 

Sewerage, ...... 

420,709 

Streets, Paving, &c., ..... 

632,343 

Buildings, Public Lighting, Cemeteries, Parks, Markets, 

516,721 


£2,843,848 

Labourers Acts. No. 21 in Abstract, p. 

50. 


Loans were sanctioned under the Labourers Acts, 1883 and 1885, for sums amounting 
to £29,816 as against £46,458 in 1898-99. Prior to the passing of the Local 
Government Act of 1898 these loans were made to Boards of Guardians, they are now 
made to Rural District Councils who are also responsible for the repayment of the 
old loans. The sanctions from the commencement of the service are as follows : — 

£ 


1884-88, 




. 820,998 

1888-89, 




188,742 

1889-90, 




89,682 

1890-91, 




. 106,427 

1891-92, 




50,426 

1892-93, 




117,998 

1893-94, 




45,390 

1894-95, 




. 194,193 

1895-96, 




118,367 

1896-97, 




. 123,076 

1897-98, 




60,616 

1898-99, 




46,458 

1899-1900, 




29,816 


The loans sanctioned under these Acts amounted at 


the end of the year under report 


to £1,992,189. The amount sanctioned in each Province, appears from the following 


figures,: — 

Munstex - , 

Leinster, 

Connaught, 

Ulster, 


£ 

1,075,091 

852,252 

17,283 

47,563 


£1,992,189 


The advances under the Acts in 1899-1900 amounted to £47,203 bringing the total 
advanced to £1,830,189. 


Loans for Dispensary Houses. No. 22 in Abstract, p. 50. 

Eight applications, for an aggregate sum of £7,773, have been received during the 
year, and nine loans, amounting to £8,450, have been sanctioned. The provisions of 
the Local Government (Ireland) Act, Section 61, now govern, in the main, advances 
for Dispensary purposes, • and repeal by implication the original Dispensary Houses 
(Ireland) Act of 1879. The rates of interest named in the Act of 1879 have been 
superseded by the rates which are from time to time fixed by the Treasury under the 
Public Works Loans Act of 1897 as applicable to all loans charged on the security of 
local rates. The area of charge, which formerly was restricted to the Dispensary 
District for which the loan was made, now extends to the entire Union. The periods 
over which the repayment of advances may be spread have been extended in accordance 
with Section 61 (1) of the Local Government Act, and are now identical with the 
periods which apply to loans for Workhouses and for Lunatic Asylums. Where, 
however, the period of a loan for Dispensary purposes is made to exceed the familiar 
period of thirty-five years, repayment, instead of being by annuity, including principal 
and interest, must, in accordance with Treasury regulations, be made by equal instal- 
ments of principal with interest on the amount outstanding from time to time. 


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Class (3). — Loans secured on Lands. 

This class comprises, in addition to loans made to tenants for purchase of their hold- 
ings, in accordance with the provisions of the Land Act of 1870 (under which no 
advances are now made), the following loans, having for their object the improvement 
of land : — 

(a.) Loans for arterial drainage under 5 ifc 6 Tie., c. 89. 

(b.) Loans made for arterial drainage works (26 «fc 27 Yic., c. 88), and loans made for the maintenance 
of such works (29 & 30 Yic., c. 49). 

(c. Loans to “ owners ” of lands for improvements, under 10 Vic., c. 32, and amending Acts, and under 
sec 19 of 44 <fc 45 Yic., c. 49. 

(d.) Loans to occupiers of lands for improvements, under sec. 31 of the Land Law Act, 1881, 44 & 45 


Loans for Arterial Drainage. Nos. 24. 25, 26, and 44 in Abstract, pp. 50 and 52. 
From 1842 to 1863 loans for Arterial Drainage were made under 5 and 6 Yic., c. 89. 
r ’?o 2 ’° 52 ^ aS un< * er ^is statute, the greater part during and after the famine 
0 . 1 . ; Of. this amount £1,207,582 was remitted, and £874,447 repaid. The 
principal unpaid amounts to £23. 


From 1863 loans for this purpose have been made under the Drainage and Im- 
provement of Lands Act (Ireland), 1863, 26 and 27 Yic., c. 88, and amending Acts. 
Ihe entire amount of such loans up to March 31, 1900, is £841,393, including £6,136 
lent out of the Irish Church Fund. ° 


Loans for Land Improvement, 10 Vic., c. 32; 13 & 14 Vic., c. 19 ; 

29 & 30 Vic., c. 40, &c., No. 27 in Abstract, p. 52. 

. following table gives (l) the number of applications for loans and the amounts 
issued under the Land Improvement Acts in each year, from 1847, when this service 
commenced to 31st March, 1900 ; (2) similar information as to “Land Law” loans, under 
qw M °l LaW ^ Ct ° f 1881 ' macie principally to tenants), from 1881 to 


The figures as to the last-mentioned loans should, strictly speaking, come under the 
head relating to them (p. 33), but it has been considered desirable to present in one 
view the operation of both services, which have a common object. 


Land Improvement Acts. 10 Vic., c. 32, &c. 


Year. 

No. of 

Applications. 

Amounts 

issued. 

Year. 

No. of 

Applications. 

Amounts 

1847, June to Dec. (inclusive), 

1848.. 

1849. . 

1850. . 

1851. . ... 
1852, . 

1853.. 

1854. . 

1855. . 

1856. . 

1857, . 

1858. . 

1859. . 

1860. . 

1861, . 

1862. . 

1863.. 

1864.. 

1,354 

571 

643 

436 

280 

164 

154 

123 

98 

108 

114 

112 

111 

135 

154 

184 

138 

132 

£ 

72,790 

356,160 

379,836 

250,324 

145,653 

88,542 

55,454 

49,293 

35,180 

32,510 

31,674 

35,524 

29,334 

26,902 

36,656 

61,375 

58,830 

58,430 

1865.. 

1866.. 

1867, 

1868- 9, . 

1869- 70, . 

1870- 71, . 

1871- 72, . 

1872- 73, . 

1873- 74, . 

1874- 75, . 

1875- 76, . 

1876- 77, . 

1877- 78, . 

1878- 79, . 

1880-81, . 

90 

98 

145 

179 

166 

159 

160 

223 

224 
245 
265 
218 
278 
319 

| 2,607 
638 

£ 

46,215 
26,295 
39,180 
64,973 
83,775 
77,980 
82,555 
76,290 
99,572 
102,005 
98,730 
121,405 
121,345 
125,370 
a 224,810 
a 786,659 


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Land Improvement Acts, 10 Vic., c. 32, &c. — ( continued ) and Land Law Act, 1881. 


Year. 

Land Improvement Acts, 10 Vic., c. 32, <fcc. 

Land Law Act, 1881, 44, and 45 Vic., c. 49. 

No. of 
Application. 

Amounts issued. 

No of 

Application. 

Amounts issued. 



£ 


£ 

1881-82, 

401 

a 298,583 

) 


1882-83, 

451 

a 138,536 

5,682 

159,768 

1883-84, 

503 

<*123,082 

s 


1884-85, 

395 

<*117,480 

2,758 

211,503 

1885-86, 

298 

ah 79,678 

1,855 

115,643 

1886-87, 

219 

<*5 59,192 

911 

75,442 

1887-88, 

181 

b 48,752 

668 

50,759 

1888-89, 

148 

b 31,793 

613 

33,541 

1889-90, 

189 

b 25,677 

850 

38,428 

1890-91, 

213 

b 29,756 

737 

43,860 

1891-92, 

207 

b 30,804 

836 

41,566 

1892-93, 

292 

35,871 

937 

42,645 

1893-94, 

325 

32,321 

748 

41,182 

1894-95, 

342 

33,080 

776 

36,360 

1895-96, 

305 

b 34,087 

708 

37,502 

1896-97, 

303 

b 30,683 

729 

32,303 

1897-98, 

347 

34,016 

787 

32,677 

1898-99, 

344 

38,677 

928 

38,943 

1899-1900, . 

294 

38,900 

625 

38,984 


(a) Including Relict oi Distress Loans. (i) Including Loans under 191h Section of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881. 


The business done under the Land Improvement Acts reached its lowest point in 
number of applications in 1888-89. Since that year there has been a decided though 
not continuous increase. The number of applications received during the year 1899-1900 
was 294 under the Land Improvement Acts; and 625 under the 31st sec. of the Land 
Law (Ireland) Act, 1881. Of the applicants under the Act 10 Vic., c. 32, 128 were 
purchasers under the Land Purchase Acts. The tendency of this class to avail 
itself of loans under the Land Improvement Acts continues to increase. 

The following particulars relate exclusively to loans under 10 Vic., c. 32 : — 

Classification of loans under which works were commenced in 1899-1900 : — 


Class of Work. 

No. of Loans 
commenced. 

Amount 

Sanctioned. 

Average of eacli 



£ 

£ 

Drainage and other Land Works, 

24 

7,340 

306 

Farm Buildings, 

204 

28,435 

139 

Labourers’ Cottages, .... 

11 

1,890 

172 

Mixed Loans — including Buildings and 




Land Works, ..... 

7 

2,010 

291 

Totals, .... 

246 

39,705 

- 

General Average per Loan, . 

- 

— ■ 

161 


The following table shows the certified expenditure on the various classes of works 
under loans completed during the year ending 31st March, 1900 : — 


Field Works, 

Farm Buildihgs, 
Labourers’ Cottages, . 
Scutch Mills, . 
Planting for Shelter, . 


£ s. d. 
6,049 10 10 
37,267 12 6 
4,010 15 8 

135 14 2 


£47,463 13 2 


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The following table gives the number of Land Improvement loans made, and the sums 
issued in the several counties of Ireland up to the 31st March, 1900 : — 

Schedule showing the Number of Loans and Amounts issued from commencement of Act. 


Name of County. 

No. of 
Loans. 

Amounts issued. 

Total No. 
L 

Total Amount issued. 

Northern Division. 


£ 

s. 

d. 


£ 

.. 

d. 

Antrim, .... 

224 

138,203 

0 

0 





Londonderry, . 

201 

74,578 

0 

0 





Donegal, .... 

332 

190,129 

0 

0 





Fermanagh, 

200 

87,158 

0 

0 





Tyrone, .... 

322 

149,245 

0 

0 





Armagh, .... 

8 

22,363 

0 

0 





Down, .... 

179 

99,765 

0 

0 

1,466 

761,441 










Midland and Eastern. 









Cavan, .... 

205 

55.690 

0 

0 





Monaghan, 

114 

46,563 

0 

0 





Longford, .... 

343 

183,986 

0 

0 





Louth, .... 

122 

47,794 

0 

0 





Meath, .... 

486 

211,852 

0 

0 





Westmeath, . 

332 

105,467 

0 

0 





Dublin, .... 

321 

98,770 

0 

0 





Kildare, .... 

338 

146,252 

0 

0 





King’s, .... 

255 

71,524 

0 

0 





Queen’s, .... 

386 

161,648 

0 

0 





Wicklow, .... 

274 

127,380 

0 

0 





Carlow, .... 

235 

109,969 

0 

0 





Kilkenny, .... 

270 

76,825 

0 

0 





Wexford. .... 

383 

135,610 

0 

0 

4,064 

1,579,330 

0 

0 






Western. 









Sligo, .... 

302 

139,900 

0 

0 





Leitrim, .... 

204 

76,486 

0 

0 





Mayo, .... 

526 

232,761 

0 

0 





Roscommon, 

490 

231,550 

0 

0 





Galway, 

839 

392,919 

0 

0 





Clare, .... 

514 

177,819 

0 

0 

2,875 

1,251,435 

0 








Southern. 









Limerick, .... 

956 

395,630 

0 

0 





Tipperary, 

815 

231,406 

0 

0 





Waterford, 

296 

88,819 

0 

0 





Cork, .... 

1,546 

451,533 

0 

0 





Kerry, .... 

856 

479,626 

0 

0 

4,469 

1,647,014 








' 




Totals, 



12,874 

£5,239,220 

0 

0 


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Main and Thorough Drainage or other Field Works. 

The number of Land Improvement loans sanctioned for works, of wliich thorough 
drainage or other field works forms the principal part, since the commencement in 1847 
to the 31st March in this year, is 8,368, for £3,750,122, and of this number 31, for an 
aggregate of £7,310, were approved during the year ended 31st March, 1900. 

Planting for Shelter. 

Since the passing of the Act 29 and 30 Vic., c. 40, under which advances are made 
for this purpose, 133 loans, amounting to £31,050, have been made. Of this number, 
one loan for £500 was sanctioned during the current year. 

Farm Buildings. 

Under this head 4,178 loans have been sanctioned since the passing of the Act 13 
and 14 Vic., c. 19, the amount being £1,360,380. This includes 213 loans, for an 
aggregate of £32,980, approved during the past financial year. 

Dwellings for Agricultural Labourers. 

For this class of work the number of loans sanctioned since the passing of the Act 
23 Vic., c. 19, which first authorised such advances, is 832, for £369,324, of which 17 
loans, amounting to £5,845, were approved in the year. 

Under section 19 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, we have power to make 
advances to tenant farmers, who, pursuant to the injunctions of the Irish Land Com- 
mission, and as a condition attached to the fixing of a “ fair rent,” proceed to erect 
labourers’ dwellings on their holdings. Such tenants are deemed to be persons to 
whom a loan may be made under the Landed Property Improvement (Ireland) Acts, 
for the improvement or building of dwellings for labourers, as if they were owners 
within the meaning of the Act 10 Vic., c. 32, sec. 7. No loan was sanctioned under 
the 19th section of the Land Law Act, within the year ending 31st March, 1900. Two 
hundred and sixty such loans, amounting to £15,275, have been sanctioned under the 
Act since it came into operation, the instalments issued amounting to £13,880. 

Advances for this purpose are also made under section 31 of the Land Law Act, 1881. 
See Table of Expenditure under this section, p. 35. 

The following table shows the number and amount of Loans sanctioned for Dwell- 
ings for Agricultural Labourers under the Act 23 Vic., cap. 19, and the Land Law 
(Ireland) Act, 1881, sec. 19, since the passing of the Labourers’ Acts, 1883 and 1885, 


Y„r. 

23 Vic., c. 19. 

| Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, sec. 19. 

No. of Loans 
Sanctioned. 

Amount 

Sanctioned. 

No. of Loans 
Sanctioned. 

Amount 

Issued. 



£ 


£ 

1883, 

37 

13,210 

28 

333 

1884, 

36 

12,495 

61 

1,518 

1885, 

35 

8,915 

84 

5,039 

1886, 

26 

7.535 

37 

3,899 

1887, 

18 

6,700 

11 

1,488 

1888, 

19 

5,555 

24 

419 

1889, 

13 

3,020 

3 

145 

3890, 

11 

3.005 

1 

284 

1891, 

17 

4,865 

6 

221 

1892, 

10 

1,940 

2 

189 

1893, 

20 

6,005 

Nil. 

116 

1894, 

14 

4,385 

Nil. 

29 

1895, 

21 

4,770 

1 

4 

1896, 

21 

4,410 

1 

86 

1897, 

12 

2,015 

1 

105 

1898, 

12 

4,840 

Nil. 

5 

3899, 

12 

1,560 

Nil. 

Nil. 

1900, 

17 

5,845 

Nil. 

Nil. 


Loans to Tenants for Improvement of Holdings, or “ Land Law Loans.” 

Pand Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, Section 31. No. 29 in Abstract, p. 52. 

The great, body of loans to tenants are made under this provision. The number 
sanctioned under it dhring the year was 564, and the amount covered by these 
sanctions was £41,525, while the sums issued during the year reached £38,984. The 
otal number of loans sanctioned under the section from the date of the Act to 
' *st March, 1900, is 14,856. The aggregate of amounts sanctioned is £1,245,437, 
an dthe instalments issued amount to £1,071,106. 

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The number of applications for loans lodged during the year 1899-1900 was 625, being 
a decrease of 303 as compared with last year. Of this number 47 were received from 
occupying owners who were prevented by some feature in their application from pro- 
ceeding under the Land Improvement Act. 

The following table gives the distribution by Counties of the sums issued for all 
classes of work under the 31st Section of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, from the 
passing of the Act : — 


Schedule showing the Number of Loans sanctioned and Amounts issued up to 
the 31st March, 1900. 


Erovince and County. 

Number of Loans Sanctioned. 

Amounts Sanctioned. 


Total Issues. 

To 

31st Slav., 
1899. 

Year ending 
31st Mar., 
1900. 

Total 

Number. 

To 

3 1st Mar., 

Year ending 
31st Mar., 
1900. 

Total 

Sanctioned. 

To 

31st Mar., 

' 

Year ending 
31st Mar., 
1900. 

Total 

Issues. 

Leinster : 

Carlow, 

Dublin, 

Kildare, 

Kilkenny, . 
King’s, 

Longford, 

Louth, . 

Meath, 

Queen’s, 
Westmeath, . 
Wexford, 

Wicklow, 

Totals, . 

Munster : 

Clare, . 

Cork, . 

Kerry, 

Limerick, 
Tipperary, . 
Waterford, . 

Totals, . 

Ulster : 

Antrim, . 

Armagh, 

Cavan, 

Donegal, 

Down, . 
Fermanagh, . 
Londonderry, 
Monaghan, . 
Tyrone, 

Totals, . 

Connaught : 

Gal way, 

Leitrim, 

Mayo, . 
Roscommon, 

Sligo, . . . 

Totals, . 

Grand Totals, 

109 

195 
203 
273 
263 
322 

74 

275 

172 

328 

196 
175 

5 

7 

16 

14 

7 

8 
2 

22 

12 

10 

18 

9 

114 

202 

219 

287 

270 

330 

76 

297 

184 

338 

214 

184 

£ 

13,365 

26,260 

28,590 

22,580 

23,690 

28,175 

9,610 

40,460 

16,150 

34.735 

17,495 

18,415 

£ 

475 

695 

2,270 

975 

445 

375 

195 

1,955 

810 

755 

1,445 

1,060 

£ 

13,840 

26,955 

30,860 

23,555 

24,135 

28,550 

9,805 

42,415 

16,960 

35,490 

18,940 

19,475 

£ 

10,226 

24,317 

23,604 

18,908 

19,962 

24,776 

8,352 

35.473 
12,554 
28,431 
15,854 

15.474 

£ 

315 

713 

1,980 

293 

494 

179 

ISO 

1,674 

1,305 

1,237 

812 

709 

£ 

10,541 

25,030 

25,584 

19,201 

20,456 

24,955 

8,532 

37,147 

13,859 

29,668 

16,666 

16,183 

2,585 

130 

2,715 

279,525 

11,455 

290,980 

237,931 

9,891 

247,822 

760 

2,468 

1,121 

960 

955 

145 

IS 

91 

58 

89 

104 

15 

778 

2,559 

1,179 

1,049 

1.059 

160 

61,455 

209,140 

82,975 

85,800 

79,025 

13,250 

1,615 

7,195 

3,385 

6,255 

6,165 

890 

63,070 

216,335 

86,360 

92,055 

85,190 

14,140 

53,076 

183.170 

68,395 

71,116 

68,057 

10,603 

958 

6,578 

3,290 

6,752 

6,962 

1,105 

54,034 
189,748 
71,685 
77.868 
75,019 
11, 70S 

6,409 

375 

6,7S4 

531,645 

25,505 

557,150 

454,417 

25,645 

480,062 

130 

99 

695 

277 

99 

175 

141 

111 

263 

2 

8 

3 

3 

6 

5 
2 

6 

132 

99 

703 

280 

102 

181. 

146 

113 

269 

12,555 

6,465 

46,725 

20,102 

9,510 

11,995 

11,255 

8,355 

20,4S5 

145 

470 

190 

200 

350 

745 

430 

345 

12,700 

6,465 

47,195 

20,292 

9,710 

12,345 

12,000 

8.7S5 

20,830 

11,293 

5,203 

39,968 

17,822 

8,512 

9,489 

10,033 

5,774 

16,575 

122 

359 

121 

375 

326 

219 

408 

296 

2,226 

11,415 

5,203 

40,327 

17,943 

8.8S7 

9,815 

10,252 

6,182 

16,871 

1,990 

35 

2,025 

147,447 

2,875 

150,322 

124,669 

126,895 

650 

621 

981 

562 

494 

3 

2 

3 

3 

13 

G53 

623 

984 

565 

507 

52,325 

38,905 

72,300 

43,830 

37,935 

200 

80 

580 

loo 

675 

52,525 

38,9S5 

72,8S0 

43,985 

38,610 

'45,929 

34,883 

63.328 

36,930 

34,035 

394 

130 

82 

403 

213 

46,323 

35,013 

63,410 

37,333 

34,248 

3,308 

24 

3,332 

245,295 

1,690 

246,985 

215,105 

1,032,122 

1,222 

216,327 

14,292 

564 

14,856 

1,203,912 

41,525 

1,245,437 

38,984 

1,071.108 


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We submit a statement classifying the loans in which works have been completed 
under the different descriptions of work, to the 31st March, 1900 : — 


Description of Work. 

Amounts Expended 

From passing of 
Act to 31st March, 1899. 

For year ending 
31st March, 1900. 

Total from passing of 
Act to 31st March, 1900. 

Drainage, Fencing, Farm Roads, and other Land 

Works, 

Farm Houses and Offices, 

Labourer's’ Cottages, 19th section, 

Labourers’ Cottages, 31st section, 

Scutch Mills for Flax, 

£ s. d. 

428,480 11 3 
606,935 16 3 
10,152 13 10 
14,424 8 3 
698 13 6 

£ s. d. 

4,423 10 10 
40,672 1 2 

Nil. 

. Nil. 

Nil. 

£ s. d. 

432,904 2 1 

647,607 17 5 
10,152 13 10 
14,424 8 3 
698 13 6 

1,060,692 3 1 

45,095 12 0 

1,105,787 15 1 


The number of loans in which the amounts sanctioned have been expended and the 
works certified as completed, is 12,707, and those in which the works were still in 
progress on the 31st March, 1900, is 515. 


Class (4).— Miscellaneous Loans. 

Glebe Loans. No. 31 in Abstract, p. 52. 

Forty-one applications for loans, amounting to £18,244 2s. 8 d., have been received 
during the vear" and thirty-two loans, for £14,684, have been sanctioned. The applica- 
tions have maintained in numbers the increase which we reported last year, while the 
amount applied for shows an increase of £1,723 2s. 8 d. These figures show that larger 
amounts are being sought in individual cases, a circumstance which is probably 
attributable to the increased cost of building work throughout the country. The 
sanctions as compared with last year show a decrease of eight in number and of £1,832 
in amount. 

The issues for the year amounted to £15,084. Since the passing of the first Act in 
1870 we have received 1,679 applications, of which the following is an abstract of 
those on which issues were made to the 31st March, 1900 : — 


Denomination. 

No. 

I Amount. 

Roman Catholic, 

792 

£ 

347,512 

CJiui'ch of Ireland, 

303 

144,354 

Presbyterian, .... 

219 

72,976 

Wesleyan and others, 

90 



1,404 

592,941 


Loans for National School Teachers' Residences. No. 37 in Abstract , p. 52. 

Thirty-two applications for loans, amounting to £6,640, have been received during 
the year, and forty loans, including some applied, for in the „ previous year, have 
been sanctioned for £8,125. The applications show a hilling off of twelve as compared 
with last year, and the sanctions also show a decrease in number and amount. 

The amount actually advanced in the year was £8,570. The total advances for loans 
of this class from the passing of the Act to the 31st March, 1900, amounted to 
£201,502 10s. ; the total number of loans sanctioned was 994. 


Loans for National Schools and Training Colleges. No. 38 in Abstract, p. 52. 

Six applications for loans, amounting to £4,650, have been received during the year, 
as against eight applications for £2,277 during the year 1898-99. The number of 
loans sanctioned in the year was 6, and the amount £4,507. Two large loans for 
framing Colleges are in process of issue, namely, one of £16,000 for a college for the 
training of female teachers in Limerick, and the second of £12,000, to which a supple- 
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IRISH CHURCH FUND LOANS. 

No loans or advances under previous loans were made from this fund during the year. 

Out of £1,269,933 advanced from the Irish Church Fund under the Relief of Distress 
Act of 1880, £744,966 has been repaid, £34,494 has been remitted, and of the balance 
outstanding, £490,473, £475,026 is not yet due, £5,904 is regarded as irrecoverable, 
and £9,543 is in arrear. 

The rate of interest on these loans is 1 per cent., but borrowers are allowed to redeem 
their principal liabilities on the basis of 3 per cent, interest. The principal cancelled by 
such redemptions now amounts to £15,424, including £1,178 in the present year. 


RATES OF INTEREST. 

The following statement shows the rates of interest chargeable on the several amounts, 
making the aggregate balances in each year ended 31st March, 1898, 1899, and 
1900, respectively: — 


— 

31 March, 1898. 

31 March, 1899. 

31 March, 1900. 


£ 

£ 

£ 

Free of Interest, .... 

10,913 

10,499 

673 

2f per cent., ; • • • 

48,710 

196,662 

245,665 

3 „ .... 

13,970 

35,795 

54,363 

H 

1,239,259 

1,195,125 

1,154,922 

H u 

761,905 

814,973 

894,700 

3|- .... 

209,284 

208,265 

201,647 

H 

3,536,301 

3,737,834 

3,869,580 

H 

823,976 

808,972 

811,466 

4 . . . 

1,071,762 

1,035,522 

997,025 

H • • • 

161,732 

158,447 

137,113 

5 „ .... 

35,520 

33,392 ' 

25,577 

Advances on which interest is deferred, 
pending the completion of the works, 

3,151 

3,790 

4,470 

Total Local Loans Fund, . . 

7,916,483 

8,239,276 

8,397,201 

Church Fund Loans — 

at 1 per cent., .... 

549,779 

514,267 

484,569 


*8,466,262 

f8, 753, 543 

J 8, 881, 770 


» Exclusive of / • £206 > 022 'written off from the Account of the Assets of the Local Loans Fund. 

( £5,785 portion of Church Fund Loans, considered as irrecoverable. 

. f £207,436 written off from the Account of the Assets ol the Local Loans Fund. 

” I £6,123 portion of Church Fund Loans, considered as irrecoverable. 

+ ) | £212,235 written off from the Account of the Assets of the Local Loans Fund. 

” ( £5,903 portion of Church Fund Loans, considered as irrecoverable. 

The average rate chargeable on the total advances out of the Local Loans Fund was 
£3 10s. 4d. on the 31st March, 1898 ; £3 10s. Qd. on the 31st March, 1899; and 
£3 9s. 10c£., on the 3 1st March, 1900. Theinterestrealized in the year averaged £3 6s. id. 
per cent, on the principal sum outstanding on the 1st April, 1899. 


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APPENDIX (D.) 

Donaghadee Harbour. 

A Return showing the Harbour Service for the Twelve Months ending the 31st March, 1900. 



Exports. 


- 

No. of Tons. 

Scrap Iron, ... 

165 

Brick, . 

24 


Vessels resorting to the Harbour for Shelter. 


No. of Vessels. 

No. of Tons Register. 

Fishing Vessels. 

No. of Tons Register. 

1 

Number of Men. 

62 

1,272 

5 

65 

26 


Other Vessels using the Harbour. 


Tugboats. 

Yachts. 

20 

44 


The number of. boats or yawls that fished out of the harbour for the past year 
Wa ® 647 boats ; number of fish, 3,512 score ; value, £348 Is. 
the Belfast and County Down Railway Company Steamboat made about 50 calls, 
landed on pier head about 1,950 passengers, and took about the same number from 
ttle pier head. 


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Return of the Number of Vessels and Amount of Tonnage that have anchored in Kingstown Harbour during the Year from April 1st, 1899, to March 31st, 1900. 



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Kingstown Harbour — Annual Return of Fish. 


Month. 

Hampers. 

Amount. 

Remarks. 



£ s. d. 



April, 

237 

'291 4 01 



May, 

303 

606 0 0 | 




91 

91 0 0 




152 

178 0 0 


37 Trawlers employed. The fishing 


384 

384 0 0 


has been very bad. Fishermen 

September, - 

451 

1,356 10 0 


complain about steam trawlers. 

October, - 

364 

364 0 0 



November, - 

282 

564 0 0 


Local line fishing has been good. 

December, - 

231 

462 0 0 


Herring and Mackerel bad. 

January, - 

193 

594 0 0 


Lobsters and Crabs average. 

February, - 

166 

664 0 0 



March, 

344 

1,598 0 0 



Total, 

3,198 

7,152 14 0 



Howth Harbour. 

Imports. — Tram rails, 215 tons; cement, 445 tons; bricks, 114 tons; paving setts, 
2,102 tons ; coal, 3,886 tons ; being an increase of 540 tons on last year’s import of 
coal. The Exports were nil. 

The total quantity of hook line fish landed was 8,290 cleaves, which realized 
£7,368 7.5.. being an average of 17s. 9 \d. per cleave — showing a falling off of 307 cleaves 
on the previous year. 

The Herring Fishery for this year has been almost a complete failure, 435 mease was 
caught, as compared with 3,947 mease landed during the previous year. 

The herrings landed this year realized £734 3s. 6d., being an average of £1 13s. 9d. 
per mease. 

The total amount realized for fish sold was : — 

Hooked Fish, .£7,368 7 0 

Herrings, 734 3 6 

£8,102 10 0 

The Harbour continues to be used as a port of refuge during winter by Ringsend 
trawlers, and by vessels seeking shelter and waiting for tides to get into Malahide and 
Rogerstown. 

Dunmore East Harbour. 

Import of Coal. — 1,378 tons— a decrease, compared with last year’s import, of 174 tons. 

Import of Salt. — 1,144 tons, being an increase of 356 tons over last year. 

The deep-sea sailing trawlers, and also the Passage East salmon fishers in Waterford 
Harbour, have had a very bad season. Both these industries are languishing very 
much. 

The Spring herring fishing, lasting from the middle of April to the middle of June, 
was carried on principally by a few Scotch boats. It, was fairly good. 

The Autumn herring fishing commenced on the 24th July and terminated on the 
16th December. It was a record season for demand, quantity, quality, and price. 

The capture last year was 46,310 mease, average price 8s. 2 d. per mease, the capture 
the previous year being 32,519 mease at an average price of 3s. 7 d. per mease. 

Two plots of land on the pier and one in the old quarry were let on lease for the 
purpose offish curing and pickling, and temporary accommodation for storage purposes 
was afforded to the various firms of fish merchants requiring it during the fishing 
season. 

The shell fishers did very well last year, but they relinquished this fishing in the fall 
of the season for the more remunerative herring fishing. 

Shipping. — Tonnage entering the Harbour with cargoes to discharge or load, 36 
vessels — 264 tons, 258 men. Cargo vessels entering the Harbour for shelter, 7 vessels — 
353 tons, 40 men. 

Fishing boats employed fishing off the Harbour— 8 Scotch, 1 Cornish, 1 Manx, 78 

Irish. Total, 88 600* men, 78 boys. Fishing boats that used this Harbour for shelter 

—4 Scotch, 1 2 Manx, 24 Irish. Total, 40 — 264 men, 40 boys. 


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Tug boats and yachts that put in here for shelter— Tug boats, 7 ; yachts, 18. 

Imports. — Cargo— coal, 1,378 tons; salt, 1,144 tons; iron, 13 tons. 

Exports . — Quantity of herrings captured, sold, and price— Herrings, 46,310 mease ; 
average price, 85. 2 d. per mease. Total price, £18,917 Os. id. Trawl and other fish- 
558 ewt. ; average price, 11s. 6d. per cwt. Total price, £821 5s. 8 d. Lobsters— 760 

dozen; average price, 7s. 6d. per dozen.. Total price, £270. Crabs — 580 dozen; 
average price, 2s. per dozen. Total price, £58. 

Ardglass Harbour. 

The herring fishing commenced here on 26th May, and continued up to 2nd Sep- 
tember. The total capture for the year was 7,544 mease, and the estimated amount 
realized was £5,730 19s. 9 d., a decrease in quantity of 1,123 mease, but an increase in 
value of about £1,927 as compared with the previous year. The prices ranged from 
25s. down, occasionally to 5s., the average price being 15s. 2 \d., which was 6s. i\d. 
higher than that for the corresponding season in 1898. 

The boats actually fishing from this Harbour numbered 78 (23 more than in previous 
year), comprising 4 Cornish, 13 Manx, 23 Scotch, and 3S Irish. The average quantity 
captured by each boat was about 96f mease, being a decrease of about 60 mease per 
boat as compared with last year. The fishing ceased a week earlier than the previous 
year owing to lack of buyers and change of weather, which partly accounts for the 
decrease referred to. The quality of the fish was very good, and the demand brisker 
than in previous years, so that the year 1899 may be considered as marking an improve- 
ment in the herring fishing from this Harbour. Very few mackerel were captured in 
the year, and of little value. 

During the winter season hand and long line fishing was carried on by eight small 
yawls at all seasonable times. The quantity of fish caught was 15| tons, realising 
£141. Owing to the small number of boats engaged and severity of the weather during 
the greater part of the season, this sort of fishing was a failure. 

Shipping of all kinds to and from the Port was as follows 


Number. 

Class of Vessel. 

Registered 

Tonnage. 

Cargo. 

Loaded or Discharged. 

Nature of Cargo. 

6 

Sailing, 

324 

Tons. 

421 

Loaded, 

Potatoes. 

i 

Do., 

36 

75 

Discharged, 

Salt in private dock. 

7 

Steamers, 

382 ' 

820 

Do. 

Coals. 


Total, 

742 

1,316 




Eighteen tug and other steamers for shelter and orders. 

Eleven, sailing vessels took shelter and waiting orders. 

The shipping trade of this Port was much below that of last year. 

As will be seen from above return the total tonnage of merchandize discharged and 
exported amounts to 1,316 tons (1,215 tons less than last year). The registered 
tonnage on other vessels calling for shelter, <fcc., was 757 tons, exceeding that of last 
year by 1 15 tons. The coal imported was 380 tons less. There was also a heavy 
falling off in potatoes exported, only 421 tons being shipped, 865 tons less than the 
pievious year. This was caused by the Railway Company offering facilities to merchants 
for the carriage of potatoes. 


APPENDIX (D 1). 

Royal Visit — Kingstown Harbour. 

Special Bye-laws made to regulate the traffic on shore and in the Harbour in 
connection with the visit of Her Majesty the Queen ; — 

1. Between the hours of Two p.m. on Tuesday, the 3rd April, 1900, and Three 
P-“*® n Wednesday, the 4th of April, 1900, no one except Officials, and Holders 
0 .^ts issued by the Commissioners, will be allowed on the Victoria Wharf or 
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Royal St. George Yacht Club and the barrier at the Railway crossing ; and durino- 
un Si if 16 P eri0 j no ,? ow Boat, Steam Launch, or other vessel of any description 
shall be allowed to lie at any of the landing steps on the Victoria Wharf, or (except 
as hereinafter provided) in the Boat Harbour adjoining thereto, or to embark or 
disembark persons at any of those places. 

Boats and Steam Launches from Her Majesty’s Ships or any Boat having the 
written permission of the Harbour Master may use the Boat Harbour during the 
above hours provided that the Royal Yacht is not alongside the Victoria Wharf 
and that persons passing from or to the Boat Harbour shall take the shortest wav 
from the barriers to the Boat Harbour. 

2. No Boat or Vessel of any description other than those belonging to Her 
Majesty s Ships or the Commissioners’ Steam Launches shall cross the line of 
Guard Boats about the Royal Yacht. 

F^ty either of these Regulations will be subject to a penalty of 

Dated the 30th day of March, 1900. 

By Order, 

H. Williams, Secretary. 

The Commissioners of the Royal Harbour of Kingstown hereby Give Notice that 
they have made the following regulations in pursuance of the powers vested in them 
by the Acts 6 and 7, W m. IV., cap. 117 and 1 and 2 Victoria, cap. 36, viz. : 

1. From the hour of Eight a.m. on Thursday, the 26th April, 1900, until one 
hour after the Royal Yacht leaves the Harbour, no one except Officials, and 
Ho lders of Tickets issued by the Commissioners, will be allowed on the Victoria 
Wharf or within the barrier erected from the Railway Station to the Western end 
of the Royal St. George Yacht Club and the barrier at the Railway crossing ; and 
during the same period no Row Boat, Steam Launch, or other vessel of any 
description shall be allowed to lie at any of the landing steps on the Victoria 
Wharf, or (except as hereinafter provided) in the Boat Harbour adjoining thereto, 
or to embark or disembark persons at any of those places. 

Boats and Steam Launches from Her Majesty’s Ships or any Boat having the 
written permission of the Harbour Master may use the Boat Harbour during the 
above hours, provided that the Royal Yacht is not alongside the Victoria Wharf, 
and that persons passing from or to the Boat Harbour shall take the shortest way 
from the barriers to the Boat Harbour. 

2 - No Boat or Vessel of any description other than those belonging to Her 
Majesty’s Ships or the Commissioners’ Steam Launches shall cross the line of 
Guard Boats about the Royal Yacht. 

Any person disobeying either of these Regulations will be subject to a penalty of 
forty Shillings. J 

Dated the 25th day of April, 1900. 

By Order, 

H. Williams, Secretary. 


APPENDIX (E.) 

National and Ancient Monuments. 

Irish Church, 1869, 32 & 33 Vic., c. 42 ; Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1882, 
45 & 46 Vic., c. 73 ; Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1892, 55 k 56 Vic., c. 46. 

A List of Ruins that came under consideration during the year is given under four 
beads • — 

1. Ruins which have been brought under the notice of the Board 

with a view to Guardianship. 

2. ’ Ruins of which the Board have become the Guardians. 

3. Ruins of which the repairs will be carried out as soon as the state 

of the funds admit. 

4. Ruins repaired. 

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1 . Ruins which have been brought under the notice of the Board with a view to 
Guardianship : — 


Clonkeen old Church, . 
Ancient Gate at Athenry, 
Castlejordan Castle, 
Liscarroll Castle, 


. Queen’s Co. 

. Co. Galway. 
. Co, Meath. 

. Co. Cork. 


2. Ruins of which the Board have become the Guardians — 

Nil. 

3. Ruins of which the repairs will be carried out as soon as the state of the funds 

admit : — 


Clare Galway Abbey, 

Canons’ Island, . 

Hospital Old Church, . 
Drumcliffe Round Tower, 

4. Ruins repaired, viz. : — Bective Abbey, 
Clonmacnoise. 


. Co. Galway. 

. Co. Clare. 

. Co. Limerick. 

. Co. Clare. 

Clare Abbey, Duleek Priory, and 


The following is a description of the repairs carried out : — 

Bective Abbey . — Ivy had largely taken possession of the ruin, which it was rapidly 
destroying. The ivy was removed and vegetation taken from the tops of the walls 
which were covered over and protected with concrete. The stones on the parapet 
of the great tower were reset, and the removal of the ivy necessitated its pointing, 
which was done. 

'The several doors and windows were opened up and adjusted, and the remains of the 
Refectory and Cloisters have been sustained and repaired. 

Clare Abbey . — It was found necessary to remove the ivy from the south walls of the 
conventual buildings, and a considerable amount of defective masonry was exposed, 
which required pointing and underpinning. 

A. cut-stone tracery window in the south wall, which was in a defective condition, 
has been carefully secured. 

Duleek Priory . — The following repairs were carried out at this ruin during the past 
year : — 

The tower, which is lofty (about 60 feet in height), was put into a safe condition. The 
surface of the vaulting of the first stage of the tower was protected by a covering of 
concrete ; the stairs were repaired, and the upper portion of the walling of the tower, 
which was in a very insecure condition, has been made secure. Scaffolding was erected 
around the four sides of the tower from the base to the summit, to enable the work to 
be properly done. 

The rest of the ruins were in a very dilapidated state, and all the walls were pointed, 
including the east gable ; several large breaches in the walls were built up. The arches 
between the aisle and nave were defective, some of the roussoirs being quite loose and 
some had fallen, these were secured and the defective soffits repaired. The top surface 
of walling was cleared of vegetation and concreted, as considerable damage was 
accruing from water getting in at the top and percolating through the masonry. The 
windows which had been built up were repaired and the filling removed, exposing the 
cut-stone work of the head and jambs. 

The ivy was removed from the top and the remainder trimmed down. It had done 
a great deal of damage in dislocating the masonry which had to be secured and 
underpinned. 

Clonmacnoise . — Some repairs were found necessary to the cathedral, the principal 
ruin of this group. The south window was repaired, and other portions requiring 
attention were secured. 

The small church with the round tower attached was also repaired. The boundary 
wall, having become broken down in several places, had the breaches rebuilt, and the 
remaining portion was repaired where found necessary. 


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NATIONAL AND ANCIENT MONUMENTS. 


LIST OF MONUMENTS SHOWING THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATION. 

Class A. — National Monuments vested in the Commissioners of Public Works by the Com- 
missioners of Church Temporalities by Vesting Order dated 30th October, 1880, made in 
pursuance of the Irish Church Act, 1869, Section 25. 

Class B . — Ancient Monuments scheduled under the Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 
1882. 

Class C . — Ancient Monuments of which the Commissioners of Public Works have been 
constituted Guardians under Section 2 of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1882. 

Class D. — Ancient Monuments of which the Commissioners of Public Works have consented 
to become Guardians under Section 1 Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1892. 


ULSTER. 


No.in 

Begis- 

01a«a. 

County. 

Barony. 

Town land. 

Parish. 

Description. 

! 

1 

A 

Antrim, 

Upper Toome, 

Cranfield, 

Cranfield, 

Ruins of Church, black oak 




Cross, &c. 

138 

B 

Armagh, 

Armagh, 

Navan, 

Eglish, 

Earthen enclosure and mounds, 




called “The Navan Fort.” 

2 

A 

Do. 

Orior Upper, 

Ballintemple, 

Killevy, 

Ruins of Church. 

4 

A 

Cavan, 

Loughtee Lower, . 

Drumlane, 

do. 

Ruins of Church and Round 





Tower. 

139 

B&C 

Donegal, 

Banagh, 

Kilaned, 

Glencolumbkille, . 

Stone Monuments and groups 







of Sepulchral Cists in Glen- 
rnaulin. 

25 

B 

Do. 

Inishowen East, . 

Umgall, 

Clonca, 

Ruins of Church, Stone Pillar, 





and Cross. 

140 

B 

Do. 

Inishowen West, . 

Carrowreagh, 

Burt, 

Earthen and Stone Enclosui-e, 





known as “ Grianan of 
Aileach.” 



23 

A 

Do. 

Kilmacrenan, 

Ray, 

Raymunterdoney, 

Ruins of Church and prostrate 

24 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Tory Island, 

Tullaghobegley, . 

Round Tower, Abbey, Two 






Crosses, &c. 

174 

D 

Do. 

Tirhugh, 

Donegal, 

Donegal, 

Ruins of Ancient Castle and 






Walls. 

175 

D 

Do. 


Glebe, 

do. 

Ruins of an Ancient Abbey. 

30 

A 

Down, 

Castlereagh Lower 

Movilla, 

Newtownards, . 

Ruins of Abbey Church of 6 th 

141 





century. 

B 

Do. 

Castlereagh Upper 

Ballylessan, 

Dr-umbo, 

Earthen Enclosure and Grom- 





lech, called the “ Giant’s 
Ring,” near Ballylessan. 



26 

A 

Do. 


Dromore, 

Dromore, 

Ancient Irish Cross. 

27 

A 

Do. 


Carnacavill, 

Maghera, 

Ruins of Church and Round 





Tower. 

31 

A 

Do. 

Kinelarty, 

Tievenadarragh, . 

Lougliinisland, . 

Ruins of Parish Church, Middle 




' 

Church, and M'Cartan’s 
Chapel. 



142 

A 

Do. 


St. John’s Point, 

Rathmullan, 

Ruins of Ancient Chapel. 

B 

Do. 

do. 

Downpatrick, 

Down, 

Earthen Fort at Downpatrick 

29 





(Dunkeltair). 

A 

Do. 

Lecale Lower, 

Ardtole, 

Ardglass, 

Ruins of Ancient Church. 


A 

-Fermanagh, . 

Magheraboy, 

Devenish, 

Devenish, 

Ruins of Church and Round 
Tower. 

40 

A 

Do. 



Inishmacsaint, 

Stone Cross. 

160 

A 

Do. 

Magh era-Stephena, 

Aghalurcher, 

Aghalurcher Glebe 

Ruins of St. Eonau’s Church, 
9th century. 

B 

Do. 

Tirkennedy, 

Bailee, • 

Enniskillen, 

Stone Circles and Pillar Stones. 


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NATIONAL AND ANCIENT MONUMENTS — continued. 


No. in 

0, “- 

County. 

Barony. 

Townland. 


Description. 

87 

A 

Londonderry, 

Keenaght, 

Bovevagh, 

Bovevagh, 

Bums of Church. 

88 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Magheramore, 

Banagher, 

Ruins of Church and small 
Building. 

89 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Dungiven, 

do. 

Ruins of old Priory Church fa 

90 

A 

Do. 

Loughinsholin, . 

Moneymore, 

Maghera, 

Ruins of Church. 

111 

A 

Monaghan, . 

Dartree, 

Crossmoyle, 

Clones, 

Ruins of Round Tower and 
Abbey. 

112 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Clones, 

do. 

Ruins of old Cross in Diamond 
of Clones. 

129 

A 

Tyrone, 

Clogher, 

Gort, 

Errigal Keerogue, 

Ruins of Church, Round Tower, 
and Cross. ' 

130 

A 

Do. 

Middle Dungan- 
non. 

Donaghmore, 

Donaghmore, 

Donaghmore Stone Cross. 


LEINSTER. 


3 

A 

Carlow, 

St. Mullins Lower, 

St. Mullins, 

St. Mullins, 

Ruins of Monastery, Seven 





Churches, &c. 

157 

B 

Dublin, 

Bairothery East, 

Lusk, 

Lusk, 

Round Tower, Lusk. 

36 

A 

Do. 

Coolock, 

LLowth, 

Howth, 

Ruins of Church and Abbey. 
Ruins of St. Dolough’s Church 

37 

A 

Do. 

do. 

St. Dolough’s, 

St. Dolough’s, 





and Cell. 

34 

A 

Do. 

Dublin City, 

Dublin, 

St. Audoen, 

The Portlester Chapel, with 

33 




Ruins adjoining same. 

A 

Do. 

Kathdown, 

Dalkev Island, 

Dalkey, 

Ruins of Church of St. Benedict, 

35 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Killiney, 

Killiney, 

Ruins of Uhurch. 

162 

B&C 

Do. 

do. 

Rathmichael, 

Rathmichael, 

Round Tower of Rathmichael, 





Church and Stone Cross. 

32 

A 

Do. 

Uppercross, 

Clondalkin, 

Clondalkin, 

Round Tower, Granite Cross, 

71 




and Remains of early Monas- 
tery. 



A 

Kildare, 

Kilcullen, 

Old Kilcullen, 

Kilcullen, 

Ruins of Abbey, Church, Round 





Tower, and Cross. 

200 

D 

Do. 

Kilkea & Moone, 

Castledermot, 

Castledermot, 

Abbey of Castledermot. 

70 

A 

Do. 

Salt North, 

Taghadoe, 

Taghadoe or 'l'aptoe 

Round Tower. 

190 

D 

Do. 

Salt South, 

Oughterard, 

Kill, 

Round Tower and Church. 

74 

A 

Kilkenny, . 

Galmoy, 

Grangefertagh, . 

Fertagh, 

Round Tower. 


A 

Do. 

Gowran, 

Ullard, 

Ullard, 

Ruins of Church. 

79 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Cappagh, 

Kilkeeran, 

Kilkeeran Stone Cross. 

80 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Jerpoint Abbey, . 

Jerpoint Abbey, . 

Ruins of Abbey, &c. 

161 

B 

Do. 

do. 

Tullaherin, 

Tullaherin, 

Round Tower of Tullaherin. 

191 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Thomastown, 

Thomastown, 

Thomastown Church. 

77 

A 

Do. 

Ida, 

Clonamery, 

Clonamery, 

Ruins of Church. 


A 

Do. 

Kells, 

Killamery, 

Killamery, 

Killamery Stone Cross. 

76 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Kilree, 

Kilree, 

Ruins of Church, Round Tower, 







and. Cross. 

180 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Ratliduff, 

Kells, 

Ruins of Kells Abbey. 

72 

A 

Do. 

Kilkenny City, . 

Kilkenny, 

Kilkenny, 

Ruins of Franciscan Abbey. f 

73 

A 

Do. 

Knocktopher, 

Knocktopher, 

Knocktopher, 

Ruins of Ancient Church of 




Tubber na Druidk. 

73 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Sheepstown, 

do. 

Ruins of Church of Sheepstown. 

82 

A 

King’s, 

Bally cowan, 

Rahan, 

Rahan, 

Ruins of Two Churches. j 

81 

A 

Do. 

Garrycastle, 

Clonmacnoise, 

Clonmacnoise, 

Ruins of Churches, Two Round 





Towers, Crosses, &e. 

91 

A 

Longford, . 

Rathcline, 

Inchcleraun, 

Cashel and Islands, 

Ruins of Seven Churches, 






Abbey, <fec. 

144 

B 

Louth,* 

Ardee, 

Greenmount, 

Kilvaran, 

The Earthen Mound at Green- 

93 

94 






mount. 


Do. 

Do. 

Ferrard, 

do. 

Mellifont, 
Monasterboice, . 

Tullyallen, 

Ruins of Monastery, &c. 
Monasterboice Church, B oun 

178 





Tower, and Three Crosses. 

D 

Do. 

do. 



Ruins of Castle. 

92 

A 

Do. 

Louth, 



Ruins of Round Tower, 

179 

D 

Meath, 

Duleek Lower, . 

Abbeyland, 

Duleek, 

The Priory of Duleek. 


• Improperly described in Schedule to Act as being in Co. Kerry. 


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NATIONAL AND ANCIENT MONUMENTS — continued. 


No. in 
Bops- 

CM. 

County. 

Barony. 

Townland. 

Parish. 

Description. 


D 

Meath, 

Duleek Lower, . 

Duleek, 

Duleek, 

Old Stone Church. 

151 

B&C 

Do. 

Fore, 

Corstown, 

Diarnor, 

The two Central Tumuli on 




the hills called Slieve na 
Calliagh. 




107 

A 

Do. 

Kells Upper, 

Dulane, 

Dulane, 

Ruins of Chapel in Graveyard, 
and Ancient Crosses in Kiem 
Churchyard. 

St. Columb’s House, Kells. 




A 

Do. 

do. 

Town Barks, 

Kells, 

149 

B 

Do. 

do. 

Teltown, 


Teltown, 


The Earthworks at Teltown 






(Taltin). 


B 

Do. 

do. 

Town Parks, 

Kells, 

Round Tower, Kells 

150 

B&C 

Do. 

Lune, 

Wardstown, 


Athboy, 


The Earthworks at Wardstown 






(Tlaghta). 

110 

A 

Do. 

Lower Moyf ernath , 

Newtown, 

Trim, 

Ruins of Cathedral. 

186 

D 

Do. 

Navan Upper, . 

Trim, 

do. 

Yellow Steeple. 

187 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Bective, 

Bective, 

Bective Abbey. 

106 

A 

Do. 

Ratoath, 

Donaghmore, 


Donaghmore, 

Donaghmore Church and Round 







Tower. 

109 

A 

Do. 

Slcreen, 

Skreen, 

Skreen, 

Ruins of Church and Two Stone 







Ci-osses. 

148 

B 

Do. 

do. 

Castletown, Tara, 

Tara, 

The Earthworks on the Hill of 







Tara. 

147 

B&C 

Do. 

Slane Upper, 

Knowth, Dowth, 

Monlcnewtown & 

The Tumuli, New Grange, 





Dowth. 

Knowth and Dowth. 

188 

“d 

Do. 

do. 

Slane, 


Slane, 


The Abbey and Ruins on the 







Hill of Slane. 

113 

A 

Queen’s, 

Clandonagh, 

Errill, 

Rathdowney, 

Ruins of Church, Monastery, 






and Cross. 

114 

A 

Do. 

Cullenagh, j 

Bossy Lower, 1 

Timahoe, j 

Fossy or Tima- f 
hoe. ( 

Ruins of Church. 

Round Tower and Abbey. 

115 

A 

Do. 

Slievemargy, , 

Sleaty, 

Killeshin, 

Ruins of Church. 

116 

A 

Do. 

do. 

do. 

Sleaty, 


Ruins of Church and Two 







Crosses. 

155 

B 

VV estmeath, . 

Kathconrath, 

Usnagh Hill, 


Killair, 


The Stone Monument called 







“ The Catstone,” and the 

133 






Cemetery on the Hill of 
Usnagh. 

A 

Wexford, . 

Gorey, 

Ferns Upper, 


Ferns, 

Ruins of Augustinian Monas- 






tery, Two Chui-ches and Cross. 

192 

D 

Do. 

Shelburne, 

Dunbrody, 

St. James and 

Dunbrody Abbey. 




f 

Lugduff, 


Dunbrody. 


The Ruins of the Seven 








Churches, with the Round 

134 

A 

Wicklow, 

BallinacorNorth -J 

Derrybawn, 

Brockagh, 


Derralossary, 


Tower, Stone Ci-osses, and the 



1 

l 



other Ecclesiastical Buildings 
or Structures. 

135 

A 

Do. 

Newcastle, 

Woodlands, 

Kilcool, 

Ruins of St. Mary’s Church, 

136 






Downs Mill. 

A 

Do. 

Rathdown, 

Delgany, 


Delgany, 

Ruins of Old Church and St. 

137 






Crispin’s Cell. 

A 

Do. 

Shillelagh, 

Aghowie Lower, 


Aghowie, 

Ruins of Old Parish Church 

203 





and Cross. 

D 

Do. 

Talbotstown Upper 

Baltinglass East, . 

Baltinglass, 

Old Church of St. Mary, Bal- 





, 


tinglass. 


CONNAUGHT. 


1 

« A 

i 

Galway, 

Aran, 

Inisheer, 

Inisheer, 

Great Fort, with stone-roofed 
Cells, and O’Brien’s Castle. 

Fort with Mound and Monu- 
ment. 

Ruins of Church — Kill-Gobnet, 
<fcc. 

Ruins of Church — Burial-place 
of Seven Daughters. 

Ruins of Church — Tempul 
Caomhan. 

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164 
52 

49 

50 

165 

46 

48 

47 

51 
5 

44 

45 

166 I 

69 

68 


172 

101 


99 

99 


!'5 

102 

146 


196 

198 


Galway, 


Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do.* 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Leitrim, 

Do. 

Mayo, 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 


Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 


Do. 

Do. 


Athenry, 

Ballynahinch, 

Clare, 

do. 

do. 

Dunkellin, 

Dunmore, 

Kilconnell, 


Leitrim,* 


do. 

Tiaquin, 
Dromaliaire, 
Mohill & Leitrim 
Burrishoole, 
Carra, 

do. 

do. 

[(N.B. — Vesting 
Erris, 
do. 

Gallen, 

Kilmaine, 

do. 

do. 

do. 

Murrisk, 

do. 

do. 


Carrowntemple, 

Carrownlisheen, 


Onaght, 

Killaney, 


Athenry, 

High Island and 
Kill. 

Annaghdown, 


Claregalway, 
Roscam & Innplot, 

Tonlegee, 

Abbeyfield, 

Kilmacduagh, 

Inishcaltra or Holy | 
Island. 

Kilmurry, 

Oghill More, 

Abbey, 

Creevelea, 

Fenagh, 

Aghago wer, 
Turlough, 

Sti'ade, 

Ballintober, 
joperative — Building 
Termonearragh, 
Inishglora, 

Meelick, 

Shrule, 

Kinlough, 

Inislimaine, 

Glebe, 

Lecarrow, 

Carrowkeel, 

Glen, 


Inishmaan, 

do. 


Inish-mor, 

do. 


- Kill Con- 


— Tempul 


Athenry, 

Omey, 

Annaghdown, 

Killursa, 

Claregalway, 

Oranmore, 

Kilbennan, 

Kilconnell, 

Kilmacduagh, 

Inishcaltra, 

Tynagh, 

Clonfert, 

Abbey, 

Killenumery, 

Fenagh, 

Aghagower, 

Turlough, 

Strade, 

Ballintober, 

5 used for Divine] 
Kilmore, 
do. 

Meelick, 

Shrule, 
do. 

Ballinchalla, 

Cong, 

Kilgeever, 

Oughaval, 
Kilgeever, 


Fort Mothar Dun. 

Fort of Conor. 

Ruins of Church- 
onagh. 

Ruins of Church— Tempul 
Caireach Derquin. 

Fort Dun Engus. 

Fort Dun Eochla. 

Dubh Cathair or the Black Fort. 
Ruins of Church — Tempul 
Benin, with rectangular En- 
closure and group of Cells, 
Ruins of Church — Tempul 
Brecan and Cross. 

I Ruins of Church — Tempul beg 
I mac Dara. 

Ruins of Church — Tempul more 
j mac Dara. 

Ruins of Church 
Assurniadhe. 

Ruins of Church— Tempul Ciara 
Monastir. 

| Ruins of Church — Tempul a 
1 Phoill. 

Ruins of Church — Tempul an 
Cheathrair Aluin. 

R-uins of Church — TeglachEnda 
(St. Enda’s Church). 
Dominican Priory, known as 
Athenry Abbey. 
Stone-roofed Cells and Ruins of 
Church. 

Emins of Two Churches, Rounl 
Tower, &c. 

Ruins of Ross Abbey. 
Claregalway Abbey. 

Round Tower and Ruins o! 
Church. 

Ruius of Church, Round Tower, 
Ruins of Church, Abbey, Well, 
and Cx’oss. 

Ruins of Church, Monastery, 
Round Tower, &c. 

Ruins of Seven Churches, Round 
Tower, <fec. 

Fort Muirbheach Mill, Church, 
Clochans, &c. 

Fort Blackfort, several Cells 
and Churches. 

Knockmoy Abbey. 

Ruins of Monastery. 

Ruins of Monastery, Abbey 1 , & 
Round Tower and Church. 
Ruins of Church and Round 
Tower. 

Strade Abbey. 

Ruins of Abbey, <&c. 

Service). 

Ruins of Church of St. Dairblule 
Ruins of St. Brendan Oratory, 
Three Churches, Cashel, dsc. 
Ruins of Church and Round 
Tower. 

Ruins of Church and Abbey- 
Ruins of Church and Castle. 
Ruins of Inislimaine Abbey 
Cairns and Stone Circles *> 
Moytura. . 

Ruins of Church, &c., on blare 
Island. 

Murrisk Abbey. 

The Church and Granuaiies 


Castle. 


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NATIONAL AND ANCIENT MONUMENTS — continued. 


ter. 1 

Class. 

J County. 

Barony. 

Townland. 

Parish. 

Description. 


A 

Mayo, 

Tirawley, 

Abbeylands, 

Killala, 

Ruins of Moyne Abbey. 

104' 

11)5 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Rosserk, 

Ballysakeery, 

Ruins of Rosserk Abbey. 


Do. 

do. 

Town Plots West, 

Killala, 

Killala Round Tower. 

B.0 

Do. 

do. 

Ballina, 

Kiimoremoy, 

The StoneMonumentat Ballyna. 



Roscommon, 

Ballintober South, 

Cloonbrackna, 

Roscommon, 

Roscommon Castle. 


D 

Do. 

Boyle, 

Knocknashee, 

Boyle, 

Boyle Abbey. 

117 

A 

Sligo, 

Carbury, 

Inishmurry, 

Ahamplish, 

Church of St. Morlaise, Stone 
Roofed Cells and other ancient 
Monuments on this Island. 


A 

Do. 

do. 

Church Island, . 

Calry, 

Ruins of Church. 

119 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Drumcliffe South, 

Drumcliffe, 

Ruins of Churches, Monastic 
Buildings, Round Tower, and 
Two Crosses. 

189 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Sligo, 

St. John’s, 

Sligo Abbey. 

153 

B, C. 

Do. 

do. 

Carrowmore, 

Kilmacowen, 

Sepulchral remains at Carrow- 
more, the Cairn called Miscaun 
Mave or Knocknarea. 


B,D 

Do. 

Ooolavin, 

Clogher, 

Kilcolman, 

Stone Cashel, with Galleries. 

152 

B 

Do. 

Tirerill, 

Heapstown, 

Kilmacallan, 

The Cairn at Heapstown. 


MUNSTER. 


14 

A 

Clare, 

Bunratty Upper, 

Inchicronan Island 

Inchicronan, 

Ruins of Parish Church & Abbey. 

15 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Quinn, 

Quinn, 

Ruins of Quinn Abbey. 

11 

A 

Do. 

Burren, 

Abbey West, 

Abbey, 

Ruins of Corcomroe Abbey. 

12 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Oughtmama, 

Oughtmama, 

Ruins of Three Churches. 

13 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Termon, 

Carron, Carrune, 

Ruins Tempul Chronain, or St. 
Cronan’s Church, Tarmon. 





or Came. 

195 

D 

Do. 

Clonderalaw, 

Canon Island, 

Killydysert, 

Canon Island Abbey. 

7 

■ A 

Do. 

Corcomroe, 

Kilcarragh, 

Kilfenora, 

Ruins of Church. 

8 

A 

Do. 


Kilfenora, 

do. 

Ruins of OhanceJ of Cathedral 






and Stone Crosses adjoining. 

9 

A 

Do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

Ruins of Franciscan Abbey. 

16 

A 

Do. 

Inchiquin, 

Mollaneen, 

Dysert, or Dysert 

Ruins of Church, Round Tower, 





O’Dea. 

Carved Cross. 

17 

A 

Do. 


Portlecka, 

Ruan, 

Ruins of Ruane Church. 

»« 

D 

Do. 

Islands, 

Ennis, 

Drumcliff, 

Old Parish Church of Drumcliff 





in town of Ennis, with Ruin 
and Burial Ground adjacent. 



204 

D 

Do. 


Dromcliffe, 

Dromcliffe, 

Dromcliff Church and Round 






Tower. 

197 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Clare Abbey, 

Clare Abbey, 

Clare Abbey. 

176 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Newhall, 

Killone, 

Killone Abbey. 

10 

A 

Do 

Moyarta, 

Scattery Island, . 

Kilrush, 

Ruins of Seven Churches, Round 





Tower, Ac. 

6 

A 

Do. 

Tulla Lower, 

Shantraud, 

Killaloe, 

Ruins of St. Flannan’s Church. 

20 

A 

Cork, 

East Carbery 

Derreennachusa, 

inchigeelagh or 

Ruins of Church of St. Finbar 



(W.D.) 

Eveleary. 

on Island. 

22 

A 

Do. 

West Carbery 

Ballyeiragh North, 

Clear Island, 

Ruins of St. Kiaran’s Church, 




(E.D.) 


Stone with inscribed Cross, &c. 


D 

Do. 

do. 

Farranacouse, 

Rath, 

Shorkin Island Abbey. 


A 

Do. 

Condons and Clan- 

Labbamolaga, 

Templemolaga, . 

Ruins of Churches, Cashel, St. 

21 



gibbon. 


Molaga’s Bed, Ac. 

A 

Do. 

Ibane A Barryroe, 

Timoleague, 

Timoleague, 

Ruins of Church and Abbey. 


A 

Do. 

Imokilly, 

Titeskin, 

Titeskin, 

Ruins of Church, with Carving 






of Crucifixion. 

11)2 

D 

Do. 

Muskerry East, . 

Kilcrea, 

Desertmore, 

Kilcrea Abbey. 


D 

Do. 

Orrery A Kilmore, 

Buttevant, 

Buttevant, 

The Old Abbey of Buttevant. 


A 

Kerry, 

Clanmauiice, 

Ardfert, 

Ardfert, 

Ardfert Cathedral and Ruins of 

55 



Two Churches. 

A 

Do. 


Rattoo, 

Rattoo, 

Ruins of Church, Abbey, Round 






Tower, Ac. 


A 

Do. 

Corkaguiney, 

Ballymorreagh, . 

Dingle, 

Ruins of Tempul Gel (The 
White Church). 






r 

Ruins of Church in Great Island. 




[ 

lnishabro, ( 

Dunquin (the ) 

Ruins of Church and Stone- 


A 

Do. 


Inishvickillane, ■< 

Blasquet Is- \ 

roofed Cells. 




l 

Inishtooskert, ( 

lands). 

Ruins of St. Brendan’s Oratory, 






Cells, and Crosses. 

64 

A 

Do. 

do. | 

Ballintaggart, ) 
Garfinny, j 

Garfinny, | 

Ogham Stones in Burial Ground. 
Ruins of Church. 









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No. i 







Cluuu. 

County. 

Barony. 

Townland. 

Parish. 

65 

A 

Kerry, 

Corkaguiney, j 

Kilmalkedar, 

Gallarus, 

Kilmalkedar, -| 

66 

A 

Do. 

do. 

do, 

Kilmalkedar, 

67 

A 

Do. 

do. | 

Illauntannig, 

Stradbally (Maha- 



lJlaunmill, 

rees Islands). 

15G 

B 

Do. 

do. 

Glenfahan, 

Dunquin and 






Ballinvoher. 

184 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Beheenagh, 

Kilgobban, 



Do. 

do. 



143 

B 

Do. 

Dunkerron South, 

Staigue, 

Kilcrohane, 

59 

A 

Do. 

Iveragh, 



60 

A 

Do. 

do. 

do. 

Dromod, 

61 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Great Skellig 

Killemlagh, 






168 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Ballinskelligs, 

Prior, 

53 


Do. 

Magunihy, 

Parkavonear, 

Aghadoe, 

183 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Innisfallen, 


56 

A 

Do. 

Truglianacmy, 

Annagh, 

Annagh, 

57 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Ratass, 

Ratass, 

58 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Ballvseedy, 

Ballyseedy, 

84 


Limerick, 

Clan william, 

Clonkeen (Barring- 

Clonkeen, 

185 

D 

Do. 

Connello Lower, . 

ton). 


201 

D 

Do. 

do. 

Aghalaeka, 

do. 


A 

Do. 

Coshma, 

Carrigeen, 

Dysert or Carri- 

171 

D 

Do. 

Coshma, 

Manister North, 

geen. 

Monas teranenagh, 


A 

Do. 

Glenquin, 

Lower Lacka, 

Killagholiliane or 

173 

D 





Do. 

Kilmallock (Liber- 

Kilmallock, 

St. Peter & St. 




ties of). 

Paul. 

r 

85 

A 

Do. 

Pubblebrien, 

Dromdarrig, 

Mungret, . j 





Castle Mungret, . 

do. . -j 

194 

D 

Do. 

Smallcounty, 

Barrvsfarm, 



A 

Tipperary, . 

Clanwilliam, 

Athassel, 

Athassel, 

121 

A 

Do. 

Eliogarty, 

Holycross, 




Do. 

Iffa & Offa East, 

Ahenny, 



A 

Do. 

Iffa & Offa West, 

Donaghmore, 

Donaghmore, 



Do. 

do. 

Ballynoran, 

Kilmurry, . 

i..j 



Ikerrin, 

Mona-incha, 

Corbally, 

126 

A 

Do. 

do. 

Townparks, 

Roscrea, 

127 

A 

Do. 

Middlethird, 

Hore Abbey, 

Hore Abbey, 

128 

A 

Do. 

do. 

St. Patrick’s Rock, 

St. Patrick’s Rock, 

193 

D 

Do. 

do. 

St. Dominick’s 

Cashel, 

131 

A 

Waterford, . 

D e c i e s - within- 
Drum. 

Abbey. 

Dysert, 

Ardmore, 

154 

B 

Do. 

D e c i e s - without- 
Drum. 

Drumlohan, 

Stradbally, 

132 

A 

Do. . | Upperthird, 

Mothel, 

Mothel, 


Description. 


Ruins of Church and Friary. 
Ruins of Castle, Ogham Stones 
and Cells. 


Gallants Church. 

Cashel, Oratories, &c. 

Ruins of Churches, Monastery 
Cells, and Cross. 

Cahernamactierleh and Beehive 
Structures on the Promontory 
of Dingle. 

Caherconree. 

Remains of Dunbeg Fort. 

Stone Structure called Staigue 
Fort. 

Ruins of Church. 

Ruins of St. Finian’s Church and 
Three Stone-roofed Cells. 

Ruins of Church of St. Michael’s 
Rock, Stone-roofed Cells, 4c. 

Ballinskelligs Abbey. 

Ruins of Cathedral and Bound 
Tower. 

Ruins on Innisfallen Island. 

Ruins of Church and Sculptured 


Ruins of Church, 
do. 

Ruins of Early Church. 


Askeaton Abbey. 

Askeaton Castle. 

Ruins of Church and Round 
Tower. 

Manister Abbey. 

Ruins of Church. 


King’s Castle. 


Ruins of Monastery. 

Ruins of Church, East of 
Monastery. 

Ruins of Tower and Gateway. 

Ruins of Building, north of 
Church. 

Ruins of Temple Mungret, half 
a mile north of Church. 

Ruins of Hermitage at east end 
of Parish. 

A ncient Church of Hospital. 

Ruins of Monastic Buildings, 
Abbey, &c. 

Ruins of Monastery, &c. 

Kilclispeen, Two Stone Crosses. 

Ruins of Church, 
do. 

Ruins of Monastery and of the 
Women’s Church. 

Round Tower and Church of St. 
Cronan. _ . 

Ruins of Hove Abbey, Domini- 
can Church, cfcc. 

The Ruins of Ancient Cathedral 
Church in “The Rock of 
Cashel,” with the land adjacent 
thereto. 

St. Dominick Abbey. 


Ardmore Cathedral, Round 
Tower, and St. Declan’s TomD 
in the same enclosure. 

The Cave containing Ogham- 

inscribed stonesatDrumlogban 

Ruins of Abbey. 


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Appendix F. — Statement showing the Loans made by the Board of Works to Aid in the 
Construction of Railways under the Act 1 & 2 Wm. IV., cap. 33. 


ltailway. 

1 Amount Advanced. 

Principal 

Outstanding, 

Principal 





31st March, 1899. 

31st March, 1900. 


£ 

s 

d. 


d. 

£ *. 

d. I 

Ballymena, Cushendall and 

27,700 

6 

0 





Redbay. 

Ballycastle, 

20,000 

0 

0 

— 





Ballymena and Larne, 

44,300 

0 

0 

— 


— 


( 

(a) 30,000 

0 

0 





Clara and Banagher, . 







t 

(6) 28,346 

0 

0 

22,620 11 

0 

21,822 17 

8 

Clonakilty Extension, 

20,000 

0 

0 

- 


- 


Cork and Bandon (Bantry 

35,000 

0 

0 





Extension). 

\ 

0 

0 





112,200 

Dublin to Kingstown, -( 







( 

25,000 

0 

0 

— 


— 


Dublin and Lucan, 

10,000 

0 

0 

— 


_ 


Deny Central, . 

100,000 

0 

0 

100,000 0 

0 

100,000 0 

0 

Donegal, . . . 

(c) 40,000 

0 

0 

- 


- 


12,500 

0 

0 

— 


— 


Draperstown, , , 

15,000 

0 

0 

— 





Giant’s Causeway, Portrusk 

(d) 10,000 

0 

0 





and Bush Valley. 







Hen Valley, 

40,000 

0 

0 

— 


— 


Liinavady and Dungiven, . 

19,601 

0 

0 

19,601 0 

0 

19,601 0 

0 

Letterkenny, . . ] 

50,000 

0 

0 

50,000 0 

0 

50,000 0 

0 

1 

(e) 35,000 

0 

0 

27,267 2 

2 

26,932 1 

11 

Sligo, Leitrim, and Northern 

99,625 

0 

0 

49,575 0 

0 

25,725 0 


Counties. 





Sligo and Ballaghadereen, . 

13,300 

0 

0 

— 


— 


Southern, .... 

56,184 

17 

5 ' 

56,184 17 

5 

56,184 17 

5 

Ulster, 

20,000 

0 

0 

— 


— 


Waterford, Dungarvan, and 
Lismore. 

93,270 

16 

8 

93,260 16 

8 

93,260 16 

8 

Waterford and Wexford, 

(J) 53,000 

0 

0 

53,000 0 

0 

53,000 0 

0 ( 

Cavan, Leitrim, and Ros- 

66,000 

0 

0 





common. 







Clogher Valley, . 

44,000 

0 

0 

- 


— 


Cork and Muskerry, . 

18,700 

0 

0 

— 


— 


Donegal (West Donegal 
bight Railway), 

West Clare, . 

(g) 7,000 
54,400 

0 

0 

0 

0 

: 


: 

(s 


1,200,127 14 

1 

471,509 7 

3 

446,526 13 

8 


Board’s interest sold. 
Balance remitted by 
Public Works Loans 
Act, 1897. 

(a) The purchase of the 
line by the Great 
Southern and Western 
Company was completed 
during the year 1896-7. 
The balance outstanding, 
£25,000, was remitted 
by the Public Works 
Loans Act, 1897. 

(b) The repayment of this 
loan is guaranteed by 
the Barony of Garry- 
castle, King’s County, 
under the Relief of 
Distress Amendment 
Act, 1880. 


(c) For West Donegal 
Line. 


(d) The Board’s charge 
has been assigned and 
the purchase money, 
£6,500, was lodged in 
May, 1897. The balance, 
£3,275, was remitted by 
the Public Works Loans 
Act, 1897. 

(e) The repayment of this 
Loan was guaranteed 
by certain Baronies in 
the Counties of Donegal 
and Londonderry under 
the Relief of Distress 
Amendment Act, 1880. 


transferred to the Fish- 
guard and Rossi are Rail- 
ways and Harbours Co., 
and £38,000 of the ad- 
vance has been written 
off from the Assets of 
the Local Loans Fund. 

These Loans were made 
on the security of Bar- 
onial guaranteed sh a res, 
under the P ublic W ork s 
Loans (Tramways Ire- 
land) Act, 1886, 49 
& 50 Vic., c. 46. 
l) The Treasury liability 
was redeemed in July, 
1898, and the Loan re- 
paid with the funds thus 
provided. 


Ote.— T he r ate of Interest chargeable up to the 30th of June, 1883, was 5 per cent. 


:e that date 4 per cent, has been charged. 

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The follqwing is an Abstract of Loans made by the Commissioners of Public Works, showing the 

Amounts Remitted, and 






Advanced to 

Borrowers. 

PRINCIPAL 




No. of 
opon Loan 



In the YtarmM 

No. 

Advances 

PURPOSES FOR WHICH ADVANCED. 






have been made. 




Total up to tlio 





1900. 

81st March, 1900. 

31st March, 1900. 

Principal. 


a. 

ft. 

C. 

d. 

«. 

/. 



I. Public Works Loans, i & 2 Wm.IV., 







c. 33, and 40 & 41 Vic., c. 27. 







CLASS I Loans secured on Under- 


£ a. d. 

£ a. d. 




tarings. 



1 

& 2 Wm.IV., C. 33, 

Local Boards — various works. 

17 

- 

186,224 0 0 

1,981 15 2 

2 

Do. 

inland Navigation, . 

3 

- 

134,297 6 2 

514 15 8 

3 

Do. 

Railways, . 

9 

- 

1,200,127 14 1 

24,982 13 1 

4 

Do. 

Quarries, Mines, &c., 

4 

- 

28,077 19 2 

1,171 4 8 

5 

Do. 

Harbours, Docks, &c., 

27 

11,009 10 0 

563,254 9 0 

7,807 6 6 

6 

Do. 

Reclamation of Waste Lands, 

- 

- 

130,651 0 0 

~ 

7 

29 & 30 Vic., c. 44, 

Labourers’ Dwellings in Towns, . 

76 

- 

189,911 15 2 

(a) 5,873 17 4 

8 

48 & 49 Vic., c. 72; 

Housing of tbe Working Classes, . 

137 

47,560 0 0 

474,718 8 2 

(6)12,816 2 I 









70. 


273 

58,569 10 0 





CLASS II Loans secured on Rates. 





9 

1 &2 Wm. IV., c. 33, 

Grand Juries of Counties for Roads, 




4,395 1 9 


Court Houses, &c.. 

59 

1,241 0 0 

807,667 11 6 

10 

Do. 

Roads and Bridges, 

7 

- 

200,577 0 4 

6,346 9 2 



Public Buildings ; Public Libraries ; Refor- 






} 15 & 54. 




768 9 6 


144&45 Vic.,c.2 9;f 
'48 Vic., c. 19, 

matories ; and Industrial Schools, 

11 

T 



12 

9 Vic., c. 3, 

Fishery Piers and Harbours, 

*7 

— 

53,544 17 3 

y 

13 

57 Geo III., c. 34, . 

Public Works Loans, 

1 

- 

491,444 19 8 

- 

14 

ti&7 Wm.IV., c. 116, 

Repairs of Post Roads and Bridges, 

4 

- 

136,498 6 6 

48 11 1 

15 

16 & 17 Vic., c. 136, 

Repairs of Fishery Piers and Harbours, . 

2 

1,100 10 8 

21,143 6 1 

500 10 8 

1G 

19 & 20 Vic., c. 62, 

Maintenance of Navigation Works, 

- 

- 

2,609 1 9 

- ■ 

17 

I & 2 Geo. IV., c. 33 ; 
18 & 19 Vic., c. 109. 

Lunatic Asylums Buildings, 

198 

228,856 0 2 

2,620,385 2 3 

22,814 4 6 

18 

38 & 39 Vic., C. 36, 

Artisans’ Dwellings, . . 

1 

- 

81,000 0 0 

553 4 10 

19 

37 & 38 Vic., c. 93 ; 

Public Health, .... 

894 

99,807 4 11 

2,690,278 11 3 

(c) 56,792 10 8 


41 &42 Vic., c. 52. 






20 

45 & 46 Vic., c. 47, . 

Emigration, . . • • 

13 

- 

11,755 3 10 


21 

46 & 47 Vic., c. 60; 

Labourers’ Acts, .... 

744 

47,203 0 0 

1,830,188 14 8 

38,901 11 5 

22 

48 & 49 Vic., c. 77. 
42 & 43 Vic., C. 25, 

Dispensary Houses, 

184 

4,849 0 0 

138,363 19 1 

2,699 15 1 

23 

61 & 62 Via, C. 37, 

Workhouse Buildings, 

1 

200 0 0 

3,200 0 0 

100 0 0 




2,119 

383,256 15 9 

9,174,156 14 2 

134,066 1* 11 



CLASS III — Loans secured on Lands 





24 

5 & 6 Vic., c. 89, 

River Drainage and Navigation, 

6 

_ 

2,082,052 7 3 


25 

26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, 

River Drainage, . . . . 

3,301 

679 14 3 

835,257 4 9 

16,228 8 

26 

29 & 30 Vic., a 49, 

River Drainage i I aiu tenance, 

420 

428 5 1 1 

50,200 19 10 

821 13 11 



(Continued on next page.) 

j 



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N.B. — (a) In addition to the amounts of principal and interest rcociTed, a sum of £7 1 Os. Od. was reoeiTcd in respeot of Promium on loans * 

(ft) do., do., £19 IDs. Off. do., ' 


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Advances and Repayments in the Year, the Total Advances and Repayments to the 31st March, 1900, the 
the Balances Outstanding, 


„paid and INTEREST paid by Borr 

- 




Remitted. 

k. 

BALANCES Outstanding again 

Borrowers on 31st March, 1900. 


No. 

_ 

lit March, 1900. 

Total to 31st 

Maroh, 1900 



Principal. 


— 

Principal. 

h. 

Interest. 

i. 

In Arroar. 

Not yotdue. 

Written off from 
the Account of 
Assets of tho 
Local LoansFund. 
1. 

Other Arrears. 

£ s. 

d. 

£ a. 

d. 

£ 


d. 

£ a. 

d. 

£ a. d. 

£ a. d. 

£ a. d. 

£ a. 

d. 


1,790 6 

2 

138,080 19 

0 

79,289 

16 

i 

~ 


~ 

~ 

48,143 1 0 



1 

198 6 

4 

110,055 18 

5 

106,304 

0 

7 

10,000 0 

0 

9,668 15 0 

~ 

4,572 12 9 

- 


2 

13,087 8 

7 

704,326 0 

5 

470,978 

1 

2 

49,275 0 

0 

38,000 0 0 

263,798 3 3 

144,728 10 5 

156,131 18 

6 

3 

343 18 

0 

16,937 5 

10 

4,217 

9 

10 

- 


- 

- 

11,140 13 4 



4 

9,940 7 

9 

227,818 15 

4 

340,923 

0 

9 

*83,832 9 

4 

- 

14,398 16 11 

237,204 7 5 

6,157 5 

7 

5 

_ 


205 17 

8 

12,000 

0 

0 

- 


130,445 2 

- 

- 

- 


6 

3,599 6 

5 

100,533 16 

3 

103,566 

13 

7 

1,739 4 

5 

f-1,671 11 

674 9 7 

85,292 13 2 

187 9 

2 

7 

10,302 14 

2 

136,371 10 

2 

89,328 

2 

6 

- 


- 

58 15 0 

338,288 3 0 

62 15 

10 

8 

39,262 7 

5 

1,434,330 3 1 

1,206,607 

4 

6 

144,846 13 

9 

179,785 9 

278,930 4 9 

869,370 1 1 

162,539 9 1 


1,256 12 

4 

776,404 11 

5 

137,604 

1 

11 





31,263 0 1 



9 

1,036 1 

0 

171,007 13 

4 

102,877 

2 

11 

6,821 11 

11 

~ 

- 

22,747 15 1 



10 

763 5 

2 

56,484 10 

3 

20,796 

12 

5 

1,953 17 

11 

- 

- 

27,061 11 10 

- 


11 

- 


53,544 17 

3 

6,099 

18 

7 

- 


- 

- 

- 

- 


12 

180 0 

0 

307,533 6 

3 

199,602 

5 

10 

177,911 13 

5 

- 

- 

6,000 0 0 

- 


13 

1 9 

1 

136,498 6 

6 

250 

18 

6 

- 


- 

- 


— 


14 

9 5 

7 

19,698 11 

11 

1,582 

12 

8 

344 14 

2 

- 


1,100 0 0 

~ 


15 

- 


2,609 1 

9 

9 

12 

9 

- 


- 

- 


- 


16 

25,570 1 6 

5 

1,474,587 18 


168,843 

18 

5 

12,183 0 

0 

- 

- 

1,133,614 3 8 

— 


17 

336 11 

9 

72,437 18 

8 

32,911 

13 

5 

- 


- 

- 

8,562 1 4 

- 


18 

42,337 0 

2 

1,479,969 19 

2 

750,236 

14 

9 

- 


- 

984 8 4 

1,209,324 3 9 

894 11 

10 

1.9 

46 18 

4 

10,651 17 

2 

3,102 

14 

4 

_ 


— 

- 

1,103 6 8 

- 


20 

49,496 16 

10 

239,896 12 

9 

461,686 

8 

10 

— 


- 

2,052 9 6 

1,588,239 12 5 

3,782 15 

2 

21 

3,503 16 

10 

24,563 19 

8 

38,048 

1 

4 

- 


- 

2 17 10 

113,797 1 7 

4 12 

2 

22 

52 2 

11 

100 0 

0 

52 

2 

11 

- 


- 


3,100 0 0 

■ ~ 


23 

124,990 1 5 

5 

4,825,989 4 8 

1,923,764 

19 

7 

199,214 17 

5 

- 

3,039 15 S 

4,145,912 16 5 

4,681 19 

2 




874,447 1 

9 

788,166 

9 

6 

1,207,582 5 

7 


22 19 11 


2 5 

10 

21 

21,496 8 

0 

325,305 13 

8 

365,098 

1 

3 

_ 


5,011 14 10 

4,964 13 1 

499,975 3 2 

6,254 6 

2 

25 

221 U 

0 

46,533 18 

1 

14,929 

0 

3 

155 0 

0 


456 2 4 

3,055 19 5 

90 O 

3 

26 

* Ineludin 

£S 

9S6 6a. Id remitted i 

the year pe 


62 

nd 63 Vic., c. 31 


f Including £13 

9 18». 0 d. written off 

in the year per Act 6 

and 63 'Vio.. 

31. 



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[ 1899 - 1900 . 


The following is an Abstract of Loans made by the Commissioners of Public Works, showing the 

Amounts remitted, and 


No. 

A ots tinder whioh 
Advances 
bare been made. 

PURPOSES FOR WHICH ADVANCED. 

open Loan 
Aocounts 
on 31st 

Advanced 

o Bobrowkrs. 

principal 

In the Year ended 
31st March, 1900. 

d. 

Total up to the 
31st March, 1900. 

In the Year ended 



CLASS III. — continued. 


£ S. d. 

£ *. d. 

£ s. d. 

27 

10 Vic., C. 32 etc. ; 

Improvement of Lands — viz., Drainage, 






44 & 45 Vic., c. 49, 

Erection of Farm Buildings and Farm 






sec. 19. 

Labourers’D wellings, Planting for Shelter, 

6,078 

38,900 0 0 

4,315,600 3 10 

64,251 15 0 

28 

10 Vic., C. 32, 8. 15, 

Land Improvement Preliminary Expenses, 

1 

1,100 0 0 

72,400 0 0 

1,099 13 6 

29 

44 & 46 Vic., e. 49, 

Land Law — Advances to Occupiers of 






s. 31. 

Land for Improvement of their Holdings, 

13,066 

38,984 0 0 

1,071,106 0 0 

43,300 4 11 

30 

33 & 34 Vic., C. 46, 

For Advances to Tenants for Purchase of 







their Farms, Sc., .... 

800 

— 

518,932 16 7 

6,438 4 9 




23,672 

80,092 0 2 

8,945,549 12 3 

132,140 0 11 



CLASS IV. — Miscellaneous Loans. 





31 

33 & 34 Vic., c. 112, 

Glebe Loans, .... 

1,232 

15,084 0 0 

580,003 4 0 

16,404 2 9 


&c. 






32 

53 Geo. IIL, c. 107 ; 

Building Schools, .... 

1 

— 

10,293 5 7 

19 13 2 


3 Geo. IV., c. 79. 






33 

43 Vic., c. 1, 

Seed Supply, .... 

9 

- 

647,562 11 10 

432 15 2 

34 

54 Vic., c. 1, 

Do., .... 

1 

- 

274,520 14 1 

23 0 0 

35 

58 Vic., c. 2, 

Do., .... 

2 

- 

62,273 9 0 

1 10 6 

36 

61 & 62 Vic., c. 50, 

Do., .... 

81 

339 16 11 

78,670 13 3 

31,772 4 9 

37 

38 & 39 Vic., c. 82, . 

National School Teachers’ Residences, 

907 

8,570 0 0 

201,502 10 0 

3,914 3 4 

38 

47 & 48 Vic., C. 22, 

Non-Vested Schools and Training Colleges, 

123 

10,435 0 0 

76,310 10 0 

1,3! 1 13 0 




2,356 

34,428 16 11 

1,931,136 17 9 

53,879 2 8 



Total Current and Unclosed Services, 

28,420 

556,347 2 10 

22,958,105 15 11 

375,233 10 7 



Add Total Closed Services, 

- 

- 

18,983,942 6 10 




Gross Total Local Loans Fund, 

28.420 

556,347 2 10 

41,942,048 2 9 

375,233 10 7 



II. Irish Church Fund Loans. 







CLASS II Loans secured on Rates. 





39 

43 Vic., c. 4; 43 & 44 

Public Health, .... 

74 

_ 

38,535 10 0 

1,137 2 6 








40 

Do., 

Baronial Works, .... 

18 

— 

271,188 10 10 

188 0 

4) 

Do., 

Relief of Distress, .... 

- 

- 

11,S83 13 4 


42 

Do., 

Relief of Distress Grants, . 

- 

- 

19,069 3 0 

- 




92 

- 

340,176 17 2 

1,325 3 0 



CLASS III. — Loans secured on Lands. 





43 

Do., 

Improvement of Lands, 

1,736 

- 

923,619 17 5 

27,317 15 1 

44 

Do., 

Arterial Drainage, 

19 

- 

6, 1 36 1 0 

96 Li 




J ,755 

— 

929,755 18 5 

27,413 17 2 



Total Irish Church Fund Loans, 

1,847 

- 

1,269,932 15 7 

28,739 0 2 



Grand Total, 

30,267 

556,347 2 10 

43,2] 1,980 18 4 

403.972 10 9 










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Advances and Repayments in the Year, the Total Advances and Repayments to the 31st March, 1900, the 
tie Balances Outstanding — continued. 


Kpiid and INTEREST paid by Borrowc 


20,974 7 0 

9,572 6 6 


24 19 0 
54 3 9 
1,636 11 9 
6,650 12 3 
1,980 18 6 


21,521 1 1 1 


184 2 0 
41 4 2 


Total to 31st March, 1900. 


BALANCES Outstanding again! 


re on 31st March, 1 


Written off from 
the Account of 1 
, Assets of the 
Local LoansFund. 


,227,276 6 0 
70,536 12 8 

431,913 13 2 
239,133 6 6 


5,215,146 10 10 


241,918 11 9 
9,809 10 5 

63°, 168 1 
273,731 7 10| 
60,571 14 9 1 
39,855 16 11 
36,299 0 5| 

10,292 7 10 


12,786,112 19 6 
12,513,801 12 11 


25,299,914 12 5 


20,586 12 2 
271,116 5 10 
11,383 13 4 


,620 17 2 
14 0 3 
,834 1 7 5 


,060 3 7 

2 ”SrTT 


437,784 9 ! 
4,095 6 


441,879 15 11 


26,044,880 19 8 


308,886 12 2 


3,511,345 8 7 


148 3 10 

0 0 9| 
16,620 8 1 
3,460 17 5 
2,845 18 10 
61,150 13 4 
16,162 5 9 


351,761 19 2 


i, 993, 479 11 10| 
487,695 4 7 


7,481,174 16 5 


4,914 17 7 
22,726 11 2| 
621 17 11 


1,562,556 16 0 

5,470,140 13 11 


(a) 6 19 6 
19,069 3 0 


9,076 2 6 


|(6)14,726 0 5 
(c) 691 8 5 


15,417 8 10 


" 15,688 8 8 
177 6 8 

f9,323 16 3 
♦2,248 1 5 


Portion of 
Loans regard- 
led as irrecover- 
able. 


17,511 11 10 


10,968 11 3 


1,055,123 18 4 
672 17 7 

618,899 19 4 
274,907 16 10 


2,452,635 14 8 


789 6 
,701 14 
,240 11 
16 14 
1 13 


5,841 15 6 


324,379 6 1 


9,485 3 8 
17 12 11 


337,992 16 2 
132 19 10 


35,574 5 4 
165,186 14 11 
66,016 9 0 


604,903 5 3 


17,908 7 10 
65 6 6 


455,720 1 1 2 

1,331 12 11 


9,543 6 7 475,025 17 5 


490,472 17 0 
£9.099,908 17 5 


24,364 2 3 


9 1 

0 3 


2,139 3 7 
4 5 7 


* Includiig £ I50 7s . 9d , j Paid oror to Irish Land 1 

' » **.746 6s. 1 d. Uritten off in the year, per Act 62 and 63 Vic., cap. 31. l<0 Including _ £0 19s. Sd 


i Remit, a - 612 6 *' lld -- 

(d) Th. ill 111 t,le * e ? r ' P« Act 62 and 63 Vic., cap. 31. 

ln tlli3 eclumn do not include interest accrued ani 
u Loans Act, 1887, nd subsequent Acts, nor the interes 


(6) 


'1,169 12s. id. 


principal charge cancelled by redemption : 


id unpaid in respect of Loar 


£7 17s. Id.) 


the yoa 

^ -ho Assets of the Local Loans Fund by the 

oTloans from the Irish Church Fund under 4* Vic., c. 4, it regardod as irrecororablo. 

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APPENDIX H- 


(H.) — Abstract of the Accounts of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, showing the Total of 


If 

II 

*s 

Page. 

H bads of Account. 

Balances on 
31st March, 
1899. 

Reoeirod. 


HI 

56-65 

Parliamentary Votes and Grants, viz.: — 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 




1 . Public Works and Buildings, Ireland, . . . 1 

2. 'Railways (Ireland) Acts, 1883, 1889, and 1893, 

3. Light Railways (Ireland), Act, 1889 (Non-Voted Account), 1 

4. Tramways Act, 1895 ( do., ), r 

5. Railways Act, 1896 ( do., ), j 

6. Public Works Office, Ireland, . . . . j 

7. Adjustments affecting the Votes for 1 897, 1898, . . J 

29,600 10 6 

425,885 17 2 


H 2 

66-67 


10,448 6 1 

580,000 0 0 


H 8 

68-69 

Loans Repayments, . 

- 

681,544 19 8 


H 4 

68-69 

Land Improvement Preliminaries, 10 Vic., c. 32, .... 

146 11 0 

2,199 13 6 


II 5 

70-71 

District Lunatic Asylums, ....... 

12,563 11 2 

53,507 18 5 


H 6 

70-71 

Sea Fisheries, Ireland, 46 & 47 Vic., c 26, ..... 

16,051 1 7 

2,409 11 0 


H 7 

72-77 

Miscellaneous Services, viz. : — 






1. Deposit Accounts, 1 & 2 Wm. IV., c. 33, 8rc., 

2. Railway and other Arbitrations, 14 & 15 Vic., c. 70, 

3. Arterial Drainage Deposits, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, &c., 

4. Piers — Repairs, 16 & 17 Vic., c. 136, 

5. Inland Navigations: — Shannon, .... 

6. Drainage Maintenance, 29 & 30 Vic., c. 49, . 

7. National Monuments, 32 & 33 Vic., c. 42, . 

8. Sea and Coast Fisheries Loan Fund, 47 & 48 Vic., c. 21, &c., 

9. Linen Hall, ....... 

10. Galway Harbour Receiver’s Account, . . 

11. Southern Railway, ...... 

12. Letterkenny Railway, ..... 

13. Sundry Accounts, ...... J 

7,078 19 7 

33,549 19 1° 











Total, 

75,888 19 11 

1,779,097 19 7 


H 8 

78-83 

1 

Statement of Final Awards under Arterial Drainage Act, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, 
with Repayments thereon, to the 31st March, 1900. 





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Accounts. 

Sums intrusted to their Management for Collection or Disbursement for Year ended 31st March, 1900. 


^ S ' a "nrtMaioh, 

Totals. 

Balanocs from 
Aocounts to 
3 1st March, 
1900. 

Paid. 

Balances on 
31st Maroh, 

Totals. 

£ s. d. 

£ i. d. 

£ 9. d. 

£ s. d. 

£ a. d. 

£ s. d. 

- 

455,486 7 8 

- 

440,191 8 8 

15,294 19 O 

455,486 7 8 

- 

590,448 6 1 


556,847 2 10 

34,101 3 3 

590,448 6 1 

- 

681,544 19 8 

- 

681,544 19 8 

- 

681,544 19 8 

- 

2,346 4 6 

- 

2,244 0 7 

102 3 11 

2,346 4 6 

- 

66,071 9 7 

- 

64,621 18 0 

1,449 11 7 

66,071 9 7 

- 

18,460 12 7 

- 

313 0 0 

18,147 12 7 

18,460 12 7 

- 

40,628 19 5 j 


31,043 13 2 

9,585 6 3 

40,628 19 5 

- 

1,854,986 19 6 

- 

1,776,306 2 11 

78,680 16 7 

1,854,986 19 6 








0. EL Braddkll, Accountant. 

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An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of the Commissioned* 


(H 1.)— parliamentary 


Balanoc from last Acoount, 


Public Works and Buildings. — Glass I. Vote 13. 


Vote for the year 1899-1900, 

Supplementary Vote for the year 1899-1900, 


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of Public Works in the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 


VOTES AND GRANTS. 


EXPENDITURE, £ *. d.\ £ 


d 


Balances on Parliamentary Votes, 1898-99, surrendered to H.M. 
Exchequer, viz. : — 

Public "Works and Buildings, . . 

Office of Public Works, ..... 
Railways, Ireland, . . , 


Public Works and Buildings — Class 1. Vote 13 : — 
Purchase of Sites and Buildings. Sub-Head A. — 


11,932 12 6 
1,476 9 9 
332 5 4 


13,741 7 7 


Coastguard Stations, 

Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks, 
Royal College of Science, . 

Cork Queen’s College, 

Congested Districts Board, 


985 0 0 
1,128 3 10 
13,758 0 2 
259 15 0 
1,300 0 0 


17,430 19 0 


New Works and Alterations. Sub-Head B. : — 

Royal Hospital, . . . • • 

Royal Hibernian Military School, 

Coastguard and Naval Reserve Buildings, 

Ordnance Survey Buildings, 

State Residences, . . . • 

Chief Secretary’s Office, 

Stationery Office, . 

Office of Public Works, 

General Register Office, .... 

High Court of Justice, . 

Local Government Board, 

General Survey and Valuation Office, . 

Metropolitan Police Buildings, . 

Constabulary, . 

Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum, 

Science and Art Buildings, including Botanio Gardens, 
National Gallery, .... 


377 15 11 
516 3 7 
7,161 6 4 
120 0 0 
1,129 15 1 
1 13 5 
593 2 2 
54 11 11 
26 0 0 
3 7 6 
713 2 11 
446 17 6 
1,805 5 1 
688 19 7 
3,015 2 5 
581 13 9 

3,170 0 8 


National Education Buildings : — 


Albert Model Earm, 
Munster Model Farm, 
National Schools, . 
Model Schools, 
Teachers’ Residences, 


Queen’s Colleges, 

Customs and Inland Revenue, 

Postal and Telegraph Buildings, 
Phcenix Park, 

Stephen’s Green Park, . 

Kingstown Harbour, 

Temporary Commissions — Congested 


Carried forward, 


23 0 8 
131 6 0 
32,108 19 0 
480 13 0 
9 0 0 


Districts Board, 


32,752 

18 

8 

307 

19 

0 

229 

7 

1 

15,695 

18 

10 

368 

13 

7 

383 

14 

8 

1,128 

9 

4 

471 

4 

1 


71,743 3 1 | 

89,174 2 1 | 13,741 7 


7 


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An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of the Commissioners 


(H 1.) — parliamentary 


R ECEIPTS — continued. 


■ 

£ s. d. j 

£ s. d. 

£■ d. 

Brought forward, 

1. Public Works and Buildings — continued. 



247,241 1.0 6 
1 


Particulars of Receipts. (Appropriations in Aid.) Shown on 
the other side : — 

Buildings : — The sums received were mostly for Rente, 


Parks — Phoenix Park : — 

Rents, 

Sales of Deer, 

Sales of Timber, &c., 

St. Stephen’s Green : — 
Sales of Wild Fowl, <fcc., 


Harbours — Kingstown : — 

Dues, 

Rents, 

Water supplied to Shipping, 

Hire and Sale of Plant, . 

Sale of Old Materials, 

Boat Licences, 

Yacht Slip — Use of, and Storage of Yachts, 

Sundries, . . 

How'th : — 

Dues, . . • 

Rents, . . 

Sales, <fec., . 

Donaghadee : — 

Dues, ... 

Rents, .... 

Sales, <fcc., .... 

Ardglass 

Dues, . 

Rents, ..... 
Sales, <fcc., .... 

Dunmore : — 

Dues, . . . 

Rents, 

Sales, &c., .... 


674 11 4 
67 18 3 
25 8 9 


- 



1,028 

9 

7 

371 

7 

5 

172 

2 

3 

127 

4 

0 

5 

0 

0 

1 

5 

0 

68 

4 

9 

0 

1 

6 

79 

18 

6 

266 

9 

9 

1 

10 

0 

11 

14 

0 

73 

14 

4 

7 

8 

0 

58 

5 

2 

78 

4 

4 

1 

12 

6 


Carried forward. 


767 18 4 
21 5 1 


138 2 0 
7,198 13 6 


_ 1 247, 


7,241 10 6 


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of Public Works in the Year ended 31st March, 3 900 — continued. 


VOTES AND GRANTS — continued. 


EXPENDITURE- 


-continued. 


Supplies 


Brought forward, 

Public Works and Buildings 


I. Viceregal Lodge, Gardens, &c„ . 

5 Private Secretary’s Lodge. . . . 

9. Chief Secretary's Lodge, Gardens, &c., 
11 Under Secretary ’s Lodgeand Domesno, 

II, Ohief Secretary's Office andBranches, 
ILCivil Service Commission, . 

15. Paymaster-General’s Office, 
li. Teachers’ Pension Office, 

li, Stationery Office, 

16. Quit Rent Office, 3. Ormond-quay, . 
1!. Portal Inspection Offices, 

1*. Charitable Bequests Office, . 
ft Mercantile Marine and Board of 
Trade Survey, .... 

50. Local Government Board, . 

51. Office of Public Works, 

3. Record Room and Offices, . 

8. Registrar-General’s and Census Office, 
a. General Survey and Valuation Office, 
53. Depot for Crown Witnesses, 

Si. High Court of Justice, Four Courts, . 
S. Bankruptcy Court, .... 

6 Registry of Deeds, King’s Inns, . 
HRecordof Titles and Local Registration. 
!1 District Probate Offices, 

3L Registry of Judgments, 

S. Land Commission Court and Offices, . 
Metropolitan Police Courts and Offices 
in Dublin Castle, .... 
^Metropolitan Police Stations. 

» Divisional Commissioners’ Offices, 


anual Instruction, . 
cation Commission, 
grieulture. 
ts Board, . 
Commission, . 
nts Preservation, . 


10,674 9 11 


12,1701911 


Carried forward, 


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(H 1.)— PARLIAMENTARY 


' 

RECEIPTS — continued. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

— 




Brought forward, 

- 

~ 

247,241 10 6 

1. Public Workband Buildings — continued. 




Drainage Works — River Shannon, 




2. Railways (Ireland) Aots, 1883, 1889, and 1893 : — 




(a), ( b ), (c), and ( d ) Vote. — Class I. No. 14, 



99,936 0 0 

3. Light Railways (Ireland) Act, 1889 (Non-votbd Account):— 
Received from National Debt Commissioners, 




„ ,, Other Sources, . 



— 

— 

Carried forward, ... 



347,177 » s 


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0 f Public Works in the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 


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VOTES AND GRANTS — continued. 

r 

EXP ENDITURE — continued. 

Brought forward, 

1, Public Buildings — continued. 

Drainage Works — River Shannon, Sub-Head H., 

Visit of H. M. The Queen, . 

2. Railways, Ireland : — 

Vote. — Class I. No. 14. 

(a) Repayments to Baronies under Tramways and Public 
Companies Act, 1883. 


County. 

Cavan, 

Clare, 

Cork, 


Dublin, 
Fermanagh, 
Galway, 
Kerry, . 


Leitrim, 
Mayo, . 


Slig®, . 
Tyrone, 
Wicklow, 


Railway. 

Cavan and Leitrim, 

South Clare, 

West Clare, 

Cork and Muskerry, 
Donoughmore Extension, 
Mitchelstown and Fermoy, 

Schull and Skibbereen, . 
Timoleague and Courtmacsherry, 
Donegal and Killybegs, . 
Stranorlar and Glenties, . 

West Donegal (Druminin to 
Donegal), 

Dublin aDd Blessington, . 

Clogher Valley, 

Loughrea and Attymon, . 
Headfordand Kenmare, . 
Killorglin and Valentia, . 

Tralee and Dingle, 

Cavan and Leitrim, 

Claremorris and Swineford, 
Baliinrobe and Claremorris, 
Athenry and Tuam (Extension to 
Claremorris), . 

Collooney and Swineford, 

Clogher Valley, . 

Dublin and Blessington, 


Tralee Town, . Tralee and Dingle, 


(6) Instalments of Annuities in repayment of Advances 
by National Debt Commissioners (.£537,000), 
under Railway Acts, 1889 and 1893, 

( c ) Do. do. 

(£89,167) under Tramways Act, 1895, . 

(d) Do. do. 

(£30,000) uuder Railways Act, 1896, 


L'gbt Railways (Ireland) Act, 1889 (Non- voted Account). 
General Expenses Account, 


Carried forward, . 


£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

1 

t s. d. 

- 

204,537 15 3 

13,741 7 7 


267 7 6 


- 

679 10 2 




205,484 12 11 


426 16 7 


— 

2,333 1 9 


— 

2,173 5 11 


— 

1,168 13 1 


— 

600 0 0 


— 

1,140 16 3 


— 

1,140 0 0 

• 

— 

700 0 0 


' — 

10 0 0 


— 

2 0 0 




162 5 11 


— , ' 

225 17 7 


— 

204 12 8 


— 

1,368 5 11 


— 

600 0 0 


— 

700 0 0 


— 

1,571 0 4 



2,863 4 0 


— 

600 0 0 


— 

1,230 2 3 




937 0 5 




987 19 2 




2,038 17 6 


— 

443 18 4 


- 

82 13 8 



23,710 11 4 


_ 

64,190 16 0 


- 

10,475 12 0 




1,518 10 0 




99,895 9 4 

_ 

388 0 0 




388 0 0 

- 

- 

319,509 9 10 


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An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of the Commissionebs 


(H 1.) — PARLIAMENTARY 



£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

£ *. d .\ 

RECEIPTS — continued. 




Brought forward, 

- 

- 

347,177 10 6 

4, Tramways (Ireland) Act, 1895 (Non-voted Account) : — 




5. Railways Act, 1896 (Non-voted Account) : — 




Received from National Debt Commissioners, 

— 



„ in respect of Traffic Receipts, . 

— 

947 5 10 


„ Sundry items, .... 



70,958 12 11 : 

6. Office of Public Works. Class 11. Vote No. 37 : — 




Vote, 



37,239 0 0 





Carried forward, 

— 

— 

455,375 3 o < 


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VOTES AND GRANTS— continued. 


EXPENDITURE — continued. 


£ s. d. £ 


Brought forward, 


1 4, Tramways (Ireland), Act, 1895. (Non-voted Account) : — 


5. Railways Act, 1896. (Non-voted Account) : — 

Railways : — 

Buncrana and Carndonagh, .... 

Letterkenny and Burtonport, . 

Steamer Services : — 

(a.) Killaloe and Dromod — Subsidy to Shannon Develop 
ment Company, .... 


31,891 6 4 
35,518 2 0 


Coach and Steamer Services — Worked by the Board : 
Listowel and Tarbert Coach, 

Tarbert and Kilrush Steamer, 

Ennistymon and Ballyvaughan Coach, 

Rooskey and Dromod Coach, . 

Sligo and Belmullet Steamer, 

General Charges, .... 


766 9 11 
603 9 3 
322 11 0 
75 11 3 
13,236 19 10 


6. Office of Public Works. — Class II. Vote No. 37 : — 

Salaries, ...... 

Travelling Expenses, ..... 

Incidental do., ..... 

Land Improvement Act and Land Law Act, 1881, Loans 
Expenses, ...... 


Less Appropriations in Aid, 
Net Charge against the Vote, 


27,823 2 0 
2,568 19 4 
353 10 10 


38,749 4 10 
2,770 4 7 


Carried forward, . 


— | 440,011 5 9 

I 2 


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[18 9 9-1900, 


An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of the Commissioners 


(H 1.)— PARLIAMENTARY 






- 

RECEIPTS — continued. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. 


Brought forward, 

_ 



4:55,375 3 5 


(7) Adjustments affecting the Votes for 1898-9. 





Public Buildings : — 





Central Bridewell — Purchase of Sites, . 

_ 

5 0 0 



Post Office Buildings — New Works, 

12 10 0 




Dublin Castle, do., 

0 5 0 






12 15 0 



Naval Reserve, Maintenance, 

9 7 6 




Dublin Castle, do., 

0 15 6 




Local Government Board, do., 

7 6 3 




Court of Bankruptcy, do , 

2 5 9 




High Court of Justice, do., 

0 15 0 




Education Buildings, do., 

2 8 9 




Phoenix Park, do , 

26 14 11 




Kingstown Harbour, do , 

12 7 4 




Post Office Buildings, do., 

7 10 0 




Telegraph do., do., 

10 16 6 






80 7 6 



Congested Districts Board — Furniture, , 

0 2 6 




Telegraph Buildings, do., 

5 3 7 

5 6 1 



River Shannon Works, ..... 

— 

0 16 6 



Appropriations in Aid, . . . 

— 

2 0 0 



Office of Public Works : — 





Land Improvement Loans, .... 

3 9 5 




Appropriations in Aid, ..... 

1 9 9 






4 19 2 






111 4 3 










455,486 7 8 



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of Public Wokks, in the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 


VOTES AND GRANTS — continued. 


EXPENDITURE — continued. 

1 

1 £ s. it. 

£ a . u. 

£ s. d. 


Brought forward, . . 

- 


440,011 5 9 


7. Adjustments affecting the Votes foe 1898-9. 





Public Buildings: — 





High Court of Justice — New Works, 

- 

1 0 0 



Royal Irish Constabulary Depot — Maintenance, 

3 15 0 




Education Buildings, do., 

7 10 0 




Stephen’s Green Park, do., 

4 10 0 




Dublin Castle, do., 

12 3 0 




Vice-Regal Lodge, do., 

1 10 0 




Royal Hospital, do., 

3 15 0 






33 3 0 



Dublin Castle State Apartments — Furniture, 

2 0 0 




Local Government Board, do., 

7 6 3 




Court of Bankruptcy, do , 

2 5 9 




Education Buildings do., 

2 8 9 




Post Office do., do., 

12 16 6 






26 17 3 



Telegraph Buildings — Fuel, .... 


3 3 7 



Office of Public Works : — 





Salaries, . . ..... 

111 0 6 




Travelling Expenses, . ... 

2 18 4 




Land Improvement Loans, ... 

0 10 3 




Appropriations in Aid, ..... 

1 10 0 






115 19 1 






180 2 11 




440,191 8 8 


Balance— Cash, ...... 

- 

1,103 2 11 



Imprests, . 

- 

999 19 3 



Grants undrawn from the Exchequer, 

— 

13,191 16 10 






15,294 19 0 

- 





455,486 7 8 


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H. Bbaddell, Accountant. 


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PUBLIC WORKS LOANS 


£ s. d\ £ s. d.\ 


To Balance, 1st April, 1899, 


„ Public Works Loans : 


Vote of Credit 1898-99, £800,000— National Debt Commissioners, 
„ 1899-1900, £800,000— 


200,000 0 0 
380,000 0 0 


590,448 6 1 J 


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ADVANCES. 


£ s. d. I £ 


d. 


By Public Works Loans, 

Amount advanced on Loans, viz. : — 


Grand Juries of Counties, 

Harbours, Docks, &c., .... 

Housing of the Working Classes, 

Glebe Loans, 33 & 34 Vic., c. 112, 

Public Health, 37 & 38 Vic., c. 93, 

River Drainage, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, 

River Drainage Maintenance, 29 & 30 Vic., c. 49, &c., 
Land Improvement Preliminary Expenses, 

Repairs of Fishery Piers, 

Seed Supply, 1898, .... 

Lunatic Asylums Buildings, 1 & 2 Geo. IV., c. 33, 
Labourers’ Acts, ..... 
Land Improvement, 10 Vic., c. 32. &c., . 

National School Teachers’ Residences, 

Dispensary Houses, .... 

Workhouse Buildings, &c., 

Non- Vested Schools and Training Colleges, 

Land Law, 44 & 45 Vic., c. 49, s. 31, 


1,241 0 0 

. 11,009 10 0 

. 47,560 0 0 

. 15,084 0 0 

• 99,807 4 11 

679 14 3 

428 5 11 

1,100 0 0 

1,100 10 8 

339 16 11 

. 228,856 0 2 
. 47,203 0 0 

. 38,900 0 0 

8,570 0 0 

4,849 0 0 

200 0 0 

. 10,435 0 0 

. 38,984 0 0 


556,347 2 10 


Balance unissued, 


34,101 3 3 


590,448 6 1 


O. H. Braddell, Accountant, 


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OF THE 

[1899-1900, 

(H 3.) — An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of the Commissioners 


PUBLIC WORKS LOANS | 


Repayments 




Interest.) 



To Public Works Loans : — 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 


Amounts received in repayment : — 




Grand J uries of Counties, ...... 

5,651 14 1 



Local Boards, ........ 

3,772 1 4 



Roads and Bridges, . . . . . . 

7,382 10 2 



Inland Navigations, ....... 

713 2 0 



Public Buildings, ....... 

1,531 14 8 



Railways, ........ 

38,070 2 2 



Quarries, Mines, and Miscellaneous, ..... 

1,515 2 8 



Harbours, Docks, &c., ....... 

17,747 14 3 



Labourers’ Dwellings in Towns, ...... 

9,473 3 9 



Artisans’ Dwellings, ... ... 

889 16 7 



Housing of the Working Classes, ..... 

23,118 16 4 



Glebe Loans, ........ 

28,372 18 7 



Public Health, ... .... 

99,129 10 10 



River Drainage Maintenance, 29 & 30 Vic., c. 49, &c., 

1,043 7 11 


River Drainage, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, ..... 

37,724 16 10 


Loans per Act 57 Geo. III., c. 34, ..... 

180 0 0 


Post Roads, Repaii’s, ....... 

50 0 2 


Land Improvement Preliminary Expenses, .... 

1,099 13 6 


Repairs of Fishery Piers and Harbours, ..... 

509 16 3 


Lunatic Asylums Buildings, 

48,385 0 11 


Building Schools, ....... 

24 14 0 


Seed Supply, 1880, ....... 

432 15 2 


„ 1890, 

47 19 0 


„ 1895, ....... 

55 14 3 



„ 1898, 

33,608 16 6 



Emigration, . , . . . . . . 

193 1 6 



Labourers’ Acts, ........ 

88,398 7 4 



Land Improvement Loans, ...... 

98,534 17 6 



National School Teachers’ Residences, ..... 

9,564 15 7 



Dispensary Houses, ....... 

6,603 11 11 



Workhouse Buildings, ....... 

152 2 11 



Non- Vested Schools and Training Colleges, .... 

3,292 11 6 



Land Law, 44 & 45 Vic., c. 49, s. 31, ..... 

64,274 11 11 



Land Act Loans, 33 <fe 34 Vic., c. 46, ..... 

16,010 11 3 





647,555 13 4 


Local Loans Fund Premium Account, ...... 

- 

190 2 7 


To Church Fund Loans : — 




Land Improvement, ....... 

32,138 12 3 



Sanitary, ........ 

1,321 4 6 



Baronial Works, ........ 

229 4 8 



Arterial Drainage, ....... 

110 2 4 





33,799 3 9 




681,544 19 8 

Office of Public Works, Dublin, 15 th June, 1900. 



(H 4.j— LAND IMPROVEMENT 

RECEIPTS. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

Balance from last Account, ....... 


146 11 0 


Amount received from National Debt Commissioners by way of Loan, 

1,100 0 0 



,, ,, from Proprietors in Repayment of Preliminary Expenses, 

1,099 13 6 

2,199 13 6 




2^346 4 6 


Office of Public Works Dublin, 15 th June, 1900. 


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COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 


0 f Public Works, in the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 
repayments. 


iy amount transferred to National Debt Commissioners, 


>y amount transferred to Irish Land Commissioners, 


PRELIMINARIES, 1899-1900. 


O. H. Braddell, Accountant. 


EXPENDITURE. 


-hnount paid to National Debt Commissioners in Repayment of Advances, 
» paid for Preliminary Investigations, Advertising, Scrivenery, <fec., 


1,099 13 6 
1,144 7 1 


e carried to next Account. 


O. H. Braddell, Accountant. 

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(H 5.) — LUNATIC 

An Accodnt showing the Receipts and Expenditure by the Commissioners of Public Works, Ireland ( 

* to 15th May, 1899, pursuant to Act 1 &°2 


RECEIPTS. 

Balance from last Account, 

Amounts received from the Local Loans Fund on account of 
Loans to the following District Asylums, and other receipts: 
Antrim, 

Armagh, 

Ballinasloe, 

Belfast, 

Carlow, . 

Castlebar, 

Clonmel, 

Cork, 

Downpatrick, 

Ennis, . 

Enniscorthy, 

Kilkenny, 

Killarney, 

Letterkenny, 

Limerick, 

Londonderry, 

Maryborough, 

Monaghan, 

Mullingar, 

Omagh, . 

Richmond, 

Sligo, . 

Waterford, 


£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 


6,337 3 6 

— 

22 17 7 

— 

4,000 0 0 

_ 

805 6 3 

— 

2 5 3 

— 

434 18 6 

— 

3,240 17 10 

— 

462 13 6 

— 

1 7 8 

— 

1,195 12 7 

— 

3,824 12 8 

_ 

1,841 11 1 

— 

378 17 4 

— 

515 5 0 

— 

607 15 1 

— 

3,742 4 9 

— 

3,035 14 2 

— 

2,816 18 0 

— 

15,880 19 1 

— 

2,365 17 5 

— 

1,995 1 2 




■£ s. d. 
12,563 11 2 


53,507 18 5 


66,071 9 7 


‘Duties of Board of Control ceased i: 

Office of Public Works, Dublin, 17 th May, 1900. 


pursuance of Local Government Act If 


(H 6.)— SEA FISHERIES 

An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure by the Commissioners of Public Works, 


RECEIPTS. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

Balance from last Account, . . . . . 

_ 

16,051 1 1 

Amounts received in repayment of Loan — 



Ballydavid Pier, 

21 10 8 


Liscannor Harbour, 



Isilkee Boat Slip, 



Annalong Harbour, 



Kilkeel Harbour, 

79 6 10 


v. uldaff Pier, 

25 11 2 


Port Salon Pier, . 



Portstewart Harbour, 



Mai in Head Pier, . 



Cleggan Pier, . 

329 7 9 


Carlingford Harbour, 



Carrigaholt Harbour, 



Kilmore Harbour, 



Ballyhalbert Pier, 



Clogher Head Breakwater, 



Seafield Pier, 



Greystones Pier, . 

137 7 0 







18,460 12 7 


Office of Public Works, Dublin, 17 th May, 1900. 


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1899-190 0.] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. ft 


ASYLUMS buildings. 


Account of the Commissioners for the Control, &c., of Lunatic Asylums) for the period 1st April, 1899, 
Geo. IV., c. 33, &c., &c. v 1 



EXPENDITURE. 


£ s. 

Amounts expended on 
Antrim, . 

the following District Asylums, viz .: — 


Armagh, 





Ballinasloe, 




Belfast, 




Carlow, . 




Castlebar, 




Clonmel, 

Cork, 



- 

Downpatrick, 

Ennis, 



- 

Enniscortliy, 




Kilkenny, 




Killarney, 




Letterkenny, 

Limerick, 



- 

Londonderry, 




Maryborough, 

Monaghan, 



- 

Mullingar, 




Omagh, 

Richmond, 



- 

Sligo, 




Waterford, 



_ 

Refunded to Local Loans Fund : — 



Armagh, 

Ballinasloe, 




Killarney, 




Londonderry, 

1 





d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

8 . 

d . 


5,992 

19 

9 





3,898 

1 

11 





820 

12 

11 





1,021 

16 

4 





16 

4 





230 

12 

0 





3,268 

9 

7 





422 

17 

0 





1,286 

11 

5 





3,894 

17 

6 





1,672 

1 

2 





359 

12 

11 





65 

5 

0 





570 

4 

6 





3,744 

0 

0 





2,981 

6 

10 





2,636 

10 

3 





27,721 

16 

5 





2,235 

2 

4 





1,789 

3 

10 

64,621 

18 








100 

0 

10 





178 

19 

1 





12 

9 

6 





1,158 

2 

2 

1,449 

11 











66,071 

9 

7 


O. H. Braddell, Accountant. 


(IttLARD) COMMISSION. 

Ieeuhd, during the Year ended 31st March, 1900, pursuant to Act 46 & 47 Victoria, cap. 26. 


EXPENDITURE. 


£ s. d. 

1 £ r. d. 

Expenses of Engineering Staff, .... 


313 0 0 

313^.0 0 

Balance, 


— 

18,147 12 7 
18,460 12 7 


0. H. Braddell, 

Accountant 


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OF THE 

[1899-1900, 

(H 7.) — An Account showing the Receipts and. Expenditure by the Commissionbbs 

MISCELLANEOUS 

RECEIPTS. 

£ s. d. 

£ d. 

£ ». d. 

To Balance from last Account, ..... 

- 

~ 

7,078 19 7 

1. Deposits for Preliminary Expenses of Loans, &c. : — 

Received, ...... 

- 

- 

652 5 8 

$. Railway and other Arbitration Expenses, 14 & 15 Vic., 
c. 70:- 

Received from Railway Companies and others, to meet 
Expenses of Arbitrations, .... 

1 

- 

856 10 7 

3. Arterial Drainage Deposits, 26 <fc 27 Vic., c. 88, &c. : — 
Received from Drainage Boards on Account of Preliminary 
and other Expenses, ..... 


- 

43 4 6 

4. Piers — Works — 9 Vic. c. 3: — 




5. Piers — Repairs — 16 & 17 Vic., c. 186 : — 

Ardwest Pier, Co. Galway (Received from Loan Advances), 
Kilkeel Harbour, Co. Down, do. do. 

- 

0 10 8 

1,100 0 0 

1,100 10 8 

6. Inland Navigation:— 

Shannon River: — 

Rents, ....... 

Tolls, 

Less rebate allowed to Grand Canal Company, . 

2,933 13 3 
262 11 2 

2,735 13 7 

2,671 2 1 
6 1 7 

Sundries, Compensations, Sale, <fcc., 

- 

. 5,112 » ! 

209 > 1 

7. Arterial Drainage Maintenance Works : — 

Ballybay District : — 

Received from Loan Advances, .... 
„ „ Sale of Tools, &c., .... 


203 4 0 
6 4 7 

Carried forward. 



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1899-19 00.] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND, 

of Public Works, Ireland, during the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 

services. 


1. Deposits for Preliminary Expenses of Loans, &c. : — 
Paid, • ..... 


Railway and other Arbitration 1 
c. 70 : — 

Paid to Valuators, <fcc., . 


3. Arterial Drainage Deposits, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, <fcc. : — 
Paid on account of Fees, &c., 


4. Piers — Works — 9 Vic., c. 3 : — 


5. Piers— Repairs — 16 & 17 Vic., c. 136 

Kilkeel Harbour — Expenditure in connection with, 


6. Inland Navigation : — 

Shannon River : — 

Maintenance and Repairs of Works, 
Superintendence, Salaries, and Gratuities, . 
Repayment of Clare Castle Pier Loan, 

Athlone Lock House — Balance of cost of Erection, 
Purchase of new Steamer — Balance of Cost, 

Taxes, Law Costs, &c., . . . • 


2,922 17 1 
1,552 7 2 
383 8 9 
23 4 3 
647 10 1 
65 8 6 


Arterial Drainage Maintenance Works 
Ballyba-y District : — 

Expended on Works, . . 


Carried forward, 


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(H 70— An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditoke of the Commismomi,, 

MISCELLANEOUS 


RECEIPTS — continued. 

£ s. d. 

£ 8. cf. 

£ 8. d. 

Brought forward, • , 



15,353 16 4 

8. National Monuments, 32 & 33 Vic., c. 42, and 55 & 56 Vic., 




c. 46 : — 




Sale of Stock, ...... 




Dividends on Stock, ..... 




Sale of Scaffolding, &c., . . 



2 9 6 





921 2 2 

* 

9 . Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund, 47 & 48 Vic., c. 21, and 




54 & 55 Vic., c. 48: — N on-congested Districts. — 




Dividends, 


385 0 0 


Sale of Stock, . 




Repayments of Loans, . 



3,160 3 10 





3,545 3 10 

10. Linen Hall, 41 Vic., c. 1 




Rents received, . 

— 


433 0 7 

1L Galway Harbour Receiver’s Account s 




Dues, <fce. . , 



2,827 12 9 

Carried forward, . 

— 

- 

23,080 15 8 


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of Public Works in the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 

SERVICES — continued. 

75 

EXPENDITURE — continued. 

£ s. d. 

£ a. d. 

£ a. d. 

Brought forward, . 



8,299 0 3 

8. National Monuments, 32 & 33 Vic., c. 42, and 55 & 56 Vic., 




c. 46 




Maintenance — 




Salaries and Travelling Expenses of Architect ; Caretakers’ 




Wages, Incidents, &c., ..... 

- 

398 7 0 


Works — 




Bective Abbey, ...... 

204 2 7 



Clare Abbey, . . . . 

22 0 5 



Duleek Priory, ...... 

133 1 6 



Clonniacnoise (Seven Churches), .... 

34 18 9 





394 3 3 





792 10 3 

9. Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund, 47 & 48 Vic., c. 21, and 




54 & 55 Vic., c. 48 : — Non-congested Districts — 




Advances on Loans, . . , 







2,117 12 10 

'I. Linen Hall, 41 Vic., c. 1:— 




Rent paid, ...... 

Pension (f year) of late Secretary, 

- 

145 0 5 
15 0 0 


Transfer to Her Majesty’s Exchequer, 

“ 

250 0 0 


Galwai Harbour Receiver’s Account : — 




Repayment of Loan, ..... 


1,571 12 0 


Salaries, Maintenance of Works, <fcc., 

_ 

1,139 5 7 





2,710 17 7 

Carried forward, . [ . . i 

— i 

— 

,14,330 1 3 

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(H 7.) An Account showing the Receipts and Expenditure of the Commissioners 

MISCELLANEOUS 


RECEI PTS — continued. 


Brought forward, 


12. Southern Railway 

Revenue, after deduction of Working Company’s charge, 
for year ended 31st December, 1899, 

Amount received for payment of Baronial Guaranteed 
Dividends, • 


13. Letterkenny Railway: — 

Revenue (after deduction of Working Company’s charge), 
for year ended 31st December, 1899, 


14 . Sundry Accounts : — 

Curragn of Kildare — Rents, 

Land Commission (Church Property Department), 

Four Courts, Law Library, 

Chief Secretary’s Gardens, 

• Board of Admiralty, 

Board of Trade, 

Island Bridge Waterworks, 

Mountgarrett Bridge, 

Loans Insurance, 

Income Tax, 

Fishery Loan Fund — Stamps, 

Contractors’ Deposits lodged with Tenders, 

Drainage Works— Closing Account, 

Dividends on Stock lodged as Contractors’ Security, 
Labourers’ Dwellings Loans, Receivers’ Accounts. 

Railway (Ireland) Act, 1896 — Traffic Receipts, 
Temporary Receipts — for lodgment to Votes, Loans, &c., 
Light Railways Act, 1889 — Donegal and Killybegs 
Railway — Treasury Share of Profits, 

Parochial Records, 

O’Grady Memorial Fountain, 

Department of Agriculture, 

Howth Life Boat Store, 

Arklow Harbour Commissioners — Hire of Dredger, 
Wexford Engineering Company, do. 


£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

- 

- 

23,080 15 8 


4,179 17 10 


_ 

3,145 0 0 




7,324 17 10 


2,486 0 6 




2,486 0 6 


96 16 0 


— 

2J0 0 0 



398 5 10 




23 18 8 


— 

73 4 8 


- 

16 4 2 



947 16 1 




906 19 10 




3 15 6 




176 17 6 




13 3 0 




2 18 0 


: 

191 16 4 



1,053 12 10 


— 

2,751 16 4 




245 9 4 


= 

98 14 8 




118 16 8 



407 0 0 




7,737 5 5 



40,628 19 o 


Office of Public Works, Dublin , 17 th May, 1900. 


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COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 


77 


0 f Public Works in the year ended 31st March, 1900. 
SERVICES — continued. 


EXP ENDITURE — continued. 


Brought forward, 


11. Southern Railway: — 

Interest on Loan, . .... 

Gt. S. & W. Railway Co. — Rent of Thurles Station, 

General Charges, . 

Dividends on Baronial Guaranteed Stock (year to 31st 
December, 1898), .... 


12. Letterkenny Railway : — 
Interest on Loan, . 
General Charges, . 


13. Sundry Accounts : — 

Curragh of Kildare — Payment to Commissioners of Woods 
and Forests, .... 

Land Commission (Church Property Department), 

Four Courts, Law Library, 

Chief Secretary’s Gardens, 

Board of Admiralty — Costs of preparing Leases, 

Board of Trade— Building Rocket Cart Houses, &c., 

Island Bridge Waterworks, 

Mountgarrett Bridge, 

Loans Insurance, . . 

Income Tax, 

Fishery Loan Funds — Stamps, 

Contractors’ Deposits refunded, 

Drainage Works — Closing Account, 

Dividends on Stock lodged as Contractor’s Security, 
Labourers’ Dwellings Loans, Receivers’ Accounts, 

Railways (Ireland) Act, 1896 — Transfer to votes, 

Payments in respect of Temporary Receipts, 

Light Railways Act, 1889. . 

Parochial Records, 

O’Grady Memorial Fountain, 

Department of Agriculture, 

Howth Life Boat Store, 

Arklow Harbour Commissioners — Hire of Dredger, 

Wexford Engineering Company, . 


Balance, 


£ s. d. 
f Imprests, . 25 2 6 

(Cash, . 9,560 3 9, 


£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 


2,800 0 0 

— 

• 944 2 9 

— 

703 12 0 


4,717 10 0 


2,100 0 0 


194 4 11 


97 15 0 

— 

242 12 8 

— 

29 1 5 

— 

367 7 6 

— 

25 1.4 7 

— 

2 11 0 

— 

16 1 1 

— 

97 14 5 

— 

918 7 7 

— 

838 13 5 

— 

5 1 10 

— 

211 4 0 



2 18 0 

•. — 

192 13 4 

— 

1,053 12 10 

— 

453 2 6 

— 

Nil. 

— 

0 3 11 

— 

18 11 8 

— 

25 3 7 

— 

98 14 8 

— 

149 J 7 3 


407 0 0 




14,330 1 3 


9,165 4 9 


5,254 2 3 
31,043 13 2 
9,585 6 3 


40,628 19 5 


O. H. Bkaddell, Accountant. 


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APPENDIX (H) TO SIXTY-EIGHTH REPORT OF THE [1899-4900. 

(H 8.) — Arterial Drainage 

These Works are executed by District Boards in 
Schedule. — Abstract of Final Awards, and Receipts 


Districts. 

Counties. 

Date when Awaru 
made final. 

Area of 
Flooded or 
Injured Lands, 
which have 
been Drained 
or Improved. 
Statute Measure. 

Cost 
per Acre 

Proprietors, 
of the 
Drainage, 
including 
Interest, &c. 

Increase in the 
Annual Letting 

of these Lands, 
caused by 
Drainage. 

Amount of 
Instalments 
payable 
half-yearly, 
to repay Cost, 
with Interest, 
after deducting 
Redemptions. 

il 

lit 




A. 

R. P. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ s. 

d . 

£ s. d. 


Athboy River, 

Meath, 

4th April, 1869, . 

1,388 

0 27 

8 

0 

5 

569 16 

6 

~ 

“ 

Ballinacourty, 

Limerick, . 

2nd Oct., 1875, . 

179 

0 5 

7 

1 

8 

82 5 

1 

{ 18 15 3 

a 

3 

Ballyadams, 

Queen's, . 

9th Oct., 1883, . 

833 

2 0 

4 

5 

8 

204 15 

0 

41 10 10 

60 

Ballycolliton, 

Tipperary, 

9th Oct., 1891, . 

287 

1 19 

4 

14 

6 

93 7 

8 

J 40 10 11 
\ 6 15 0 

27 

3 

Ballynacarrig, 

King's and Queen’s, . 

9th April, 1868, . 

2,502 

l 23 

2 

7 

5 

516 14 

0 

a- 

« 

Ballyteigue & Kilmore, 

Wexford, . 

9th Oct., 1888, . 

3,932 

3 22 

3 

9 

10 

1,335 4 

9 

314 0 11 

48 

Baltracey, . 

Kildare, 

13th Mar., 1875, 

1,955 

2 30 

4 

0 

5 

568 4 

3 

{ «= 

a 

Barnakyle, . 

Limerick. . 

3rd April, 1883, 

1,017 

1 32 

9 

15 

1 

607 19 

9 

(344 
\ 178 13 1 
( 40 4 ll 

4 

23 

38 

Boolinarrig, 

King’s, 

27th Mar., 1875, 

926 

3 20 

3 

7 

1 

197 12 

8 

{ t 

a 

Brickey River, 

Waterford, 

26th Sept., 1870, 

829 

1 20 

5 

4 

3 

297 2 

1 

«- 

* 

Bride River, 

Cork, 

9th Oct., 1882, . 

1,269 

3 4 

6 

15 

8 

531 3 

2 

154 4 5 

57 

Bunkey, 

Limerick, . 

8 Oct., 1898, . 

868 

1 20 

1 

19 

2 

138 2 

5 

1 13 4 2 
t 48 13 4 

18 

42 

Camoge, 

Limerick, . 

25th Sept., 1876, 

1,260 

3 0 

9 

3 

1 

577 4 

8 

230 18 5 

39 

Carrigrohane, &c., 

Cork, 

Not yet under Aw 

ard. 









Clodiagh River, . 

Tipperary, 

30th May, 1872, 

1,657 

I 4 

4 

3 

7 

398 6 

7 

— 

a 

Cashen, 

Kerry, 

9th Oct., 1890, . 

4,784 

2 19 

2 

2 

0 

583 14 

4 

249 5 10 

52 

Connell, 

Kildare, 

1 9th Jan., 1870, . 

747 

2 0 

3 

6 

5 

171 12 

2 

a- 

“ 

Currygrane, 

Longford, . 

9th Oct., 1882, . 

114 

3 37 

5 

9 

4 

27 14 

1 

7 9 0 

57 

Derrinlough, 

King's, 

8th Oct., 1874, . 

622 

0 30 

3 

6 

5 

143 15 

4 



Doohyle, 

Limerick, . 

9th Oct., 1871, . 

409 

2 32 

6 

2 

7 

145 9 

2 

- 

* 

IDouglas River, 

Carlow, 

31st Mar., 1875, 

3,088 

2 0 

4 

7 

3 

922 18 

0 


• 

Elphin, 

Roscommon, 

26th Mar., 1872, 

3,395 

3 12 

4 

11 

2 

1,036 J 

10 

a- 


Follistown, . . 

Meath, 

9th Oct., 1888, . 

201 

3 32 

5 

2 

1 

59 9 

8 

( 7 11 7 

t 28 11 5 

22 

Do., . 

Do., 

9th Oct., 1891, . 

- 

- 


- 


- 


20 16 4 

3 

Frankford River, . 

King’s, 

27th Mar., 1875, 

1,204 

2 0 

6 

5 

3 

414 16 

0 

{ T 

• 

Do., 

Do. ... 

4th April, 1 884, . 

- 

- 


- 


- 


8 18 2 

24 

Gariistown and Detain, 

Meath and Dublin, . 

3rd April, 1882, . 

3,222 

0 13 

1 

9 

4 

461 3 

0 

{ 97°~8 2 

* 

Glasheen, . 

Cork, 

4th April, 1889, . 

133 

1 0 

10 

9 

4 

111 15 

3 

{ 31 15 10 

23 


Carried forward, 

' ' ' 

36,824 

0 1 

- 

10,196 7 

5 

1,542 7 0 




a These charges hare expired. 


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7 9 


26 & ^7 Vic., c. 88, &c. 

accordance with the Provisions of the above Acts, 
thereon, for the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 



Total Amount 

Portion of 
Total Advances 

. 

Receipts (Principal and Interest). 



including interest 
to date of 
Award. 

Counties for 
Public Works, 
or refunded by 
Drainage Board. 

Amount 

charged on Lands 

■ To 

31st March, 
1899. 

For year 
ended 31st 
March, 1900. 

Total to 
31st March, 
1900: 

Districts. 


£ s. d. 

£ s. d. 

£ S. d. 

£ S. d. 

£ s. d. 

1 

I £ s. d. 



11,141 16 2 

~ 

11,141 16 2 

15,952 14 5 

- 

15,952 14 5 

Athboy River. 


J 1,268 3 10 

- 

1,268 3 10 

1,726 16 1 

37 10 6 

1,764 6 7 

Ballinacourty. 


3,660 8 0 

89 10 0 

3,570 18 0 

3,532 15 4 

83 1 8 

3,615 17 0 

Ballyadams. 


| 1,491 8 0 

| 67 10 0 

\ *66 0 0 

| 1,357 18 0 

839 2 4 

86 19 0 

926 1 4 

Ballycolliton. 


5,975 9 1 

- 

5,975 9 1 

8,461 10 1 

- 

8,461 10 1 

Ballynacarrig. 


13,741 5 0 


13,741 5 0 

6,979 12 4 

537 13 9 

7,517 11 1 

Ballyteigue and Kilmore. 


J 8,211 1 2 

350 15 2 

7,860 6 0 

11,351 18 6 

180 7 11 

11,532 6 5 

Baltracey. 


| 8,186 17 9 
f2,350 0 0 

*609 12 7 

7,577 5 2 
2,350 0 0 

7,362 12 0 
1,196 6 7 

482 3 0 
110 2 4 

7,844 15 0 
1,306 8 11 

| Barnakyle. 


} 3,107 2 4 

- 

3,107 2 4 

4,263 7 3 

73 18 4 

4,337 5 7 

Boolinarrig 


4,823 12 0 

- 

4,323 12 0 

6,163 14 7 

- 

6,163 14 7 

Brickey River. 


8,721 8 3 

106 2 6 

8,615 5 9 

5,443 18 2 

406 6 4 

5,850 4 6 

Bride River. 


} 1,763 8 0 

50 0 0 . 

1,713 8 0 

106 8 3 

129 4 3 

235 12 6 

Bunkey. 


11,745 19 6 

200 0 0 

11,545 19 6 

11,841 12 9 

453 7 5 

12,29.5 0 2 

Camoge. 


§4,469 14 3 


f4,469 14 3 

- 

- 

- 

Carrigrohane, &c 


6,938 11 6 

- 

6,938 1 1 6 

9,828 19 7 

- 

9,828 19 7 

Clodiagli River. 


10,054 16 0 


10,054 16 0 

4,079 2 2 

490 17 11 

4.570 0 1 

Cashen. 


2,482 13 0 

- 

2,482 13 0 

3,533 1 3 

- 

3,533 1 3 

Connell. 


628 15 0 

- 

628 15 0 

578 12 3 

48 5 6 

626 17 9 

Currygrane. 


} 2,105 12 9 

40 0 0 

2,065 12 9 

2,950 0 1 

- 

2,950 0 1 

Derrinlough. 


2,513 6 0 

- 

2,513 6 0 

2.125 6 11 

- 

2,125 6 11 

Doohyle. 


} 13,663 6 8 

190 0 0 

13,473 6 8 

19,182 19 5 

362 9 10 

19,545 9 3 

Douglas River. 


*5,940 17 0 

458 0 0 

15,482 17 0 

21,992 14 9 

- 

21,992 14 9 

Elphin. 

j} *.031 12 0 

- 

1,031 12 0 

754 14 11 

57 2 10 

811 17 9 

Follistown. 


403 13 0 

45 0 0 

358 13 0 

367 9 10 

41 12 8 

409 2 6 

Do. 


j 6.746 8 4 

80 0 0 

6,666 8 4 

9,461 14 2 

90 11 8 

9,552 5 10 

Frankford River. 


875 17 4 

- 

875 17 4 

937 1 1 

14 13 6 

951 14 7 

Do. 


) 4,948 15 0 

225 0 0 

4,723 15 0 

4,828 16 11 

333 18 9 

5,162 15 8 

Garristown and Delvin. 


} 1,394 19 0 

- . 

1,394 19 0 

996 17 3 

84 5 11 

1,081 3 2 

Glasheen. 

- 

| '57,536 15 11 
l 72,350 0 0 

| 2,577 10 3 : 

157,309 5 8 : 

166,839 19 3 4 

1,104 18 1 1 

170,944 17 4 



* uea Drainage Board, being portion of advances not expended. 
h T ot y® 1 under charge. 

§ Wr ■°“ t0f t . he Church Fund. 

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APPENDIX (H) TO SIXTY-EIGHTH REPORT OF THE [1899-1900. 

(H 8.) — Arterial Drain age.- 

These Works are executed by District Boards in 
Schedule. — Abstract of Final Awards, and Receipts 


Districts. 

Counties. 

Date when Awards 
made final. 

Area of 
Flooded or 
Injured Lands, 
which have 
been Drained 

Cost 

per Acre to 
Proprietors 
of the 
Drainage, 

Increase in the 
Annual Letting 

of these Lands, 
Drainage. 

Amount o 
Instahnen 
payablo 
half-year] 
to repay C 

' 

ill 





or Improved. 

including 



- : - 





Statute Measure. 

Interest, &c. 

Kc'Jemptio 


l|i 





A. 

it. r. 

£ 

s. d. 

£ 

.. 

d. 

£ s. 

d. 




Brought forward, 


36,824 

0 1 


- 

10,196 

7 

5 

1,542 7 

0 



Greanagli, . . 

Limerick, . 

4th April, 1890, . 

2,250 

3 24 

5 

9 4 

544 

9 

0 

307 11 

4 

51 


Gully, . 

Queen’s, . 

4th Oct., 1873, . 

1,064 

0 10 

4 

4 11 

242 

13 

9 

| “ — 


“ 


Gully Upper, , 

Queen’s, . 

14th Mar., 1876, 

508 

1 18 

4 

13 7 

129 

12 

2 

33 4 

3 

38 


Hogan’s Pass, 

Tipperary, 

9th Oct., 1886, . 

855 

1 29 

5 

13 0 

288 

13 

10 

121 1 

3 

44 


Inny, Upper, . j 

Meath, Westmeath, 
Longford, & Cavan, 

| 4th April, 1881, 

11,675 

2 7 

7 

8 3 

2,780 

2 

4 

1,640 1 

5 

53 


Island Lakes and ) 
Glore River. J 

Mayo, 

2nd April, 1875, 

1,457 

0 32 

5 

16 6 

443 

5 

6 

166 15 

10 

35 


Kildare, 

Kildare, . . 

29th Sept., 1877, 

2,347 

3 30 

3 

11 6 

506 

7 

10 

{ 69° 1 

11 

7 


Killard, 

Cork, 

9th Oct., 1894, . 

201 

1 0 

9 

4 1 

153 

15 

3 

46 6 

2 

60 


Kilraastulla, 

Tipperary, 

26th July, 1870, 

1,681 

1 18 

6 

10 7 

582 

12 

2 



« 


Laracor, 

Meath, 

3rd April, 1880, 

879 

1 22 

7 

0 7 

204 

12 

10 

116 15 

11 

50 


Lerr River, 

Kildare and Carlow, . 

9th Oct., 1885, . 

1,684 

3 20 

16 

8 11 

636 

5 

0 

554 5 

7 

67 


Lough Erne, . j 

Cavan, Donegal, Fer- 
managh, & Monaghan, 

| 4 th April, 1891, 

15,327 

0 36 

11 

16 11 

4,716 

11 

0 

3,218 3 

7 

80 


Do. (Navigation), 

Do., 

- 


- 


- 




550 6 

5 

24 


Lough Oughter, . 

Cavan, 

4th April, 1878, 

3,077 

1 30 

5 

1 11 

846 

16 

9 

273 15 

1 

44 


Milford, . 

Cork, 

8th Oct., 1887, . 

1,015 

0 10 

8 

14 9 

469 

0 

7 

203 12 

6 

46 


Morning Star, Upper, 

Limerick, . 

4th April, 1888, 

830 

2 35 

8 

12 9 

356 

1 

0 

173 9 

9 

47 


Mulkear River, . 

Limerick, . 

20th Sept., 1877, 

3,250 

2 24 

9 

4 1 

923 

9 

1 1 

561 15 

2 

42 


Nanny River, 

Meath, 

4th April, 1888, 

784 

3 0 

10 

5 1 

585 

15 

2 

197 19 

5 

47 


Do., Upper, . 

Do., 

4th April, 1 888, 

163 

1 20 

6 

7 9 

72 

11 

2 

26 1 

10 

47 


Owenroe, 

Do., 

4th April, 1888, 

2,207 

2 0 

5 

0 9 

891 

7 

6 

278 0 

11 

47 


Parsonstown, 

Tipperary and King’s, 

25th Sept., 1874, 

2,719 

0 1 

4 

4 6 

650 

19 

5 

206 10 

6 

34 


Quinagh, 

Carlow, 

19th Jan., 1870,. 

680 

3 0 

3 

13 5 

208 

1 

5 



a 


Rafchangan River, 

Kildare, . . . 

4th April, 1883, 

8,864 

2 3 

8 

12 5 

3,044 

19 

10 

1,220 7 

10 

59 


Rathdowney, 

Queen’s, . 

9th Oct., 1868, . 

413 

1 39 

6 

6 1 

189 

0 

4 

a- 


a 


Silver River, 

King’s & Westmeath, 

8th Oct., 1870, . 

1,092 

2 30 

3 

12 8 

215 

10 

9 

a- 


a 


Sixmilebridge, 

Clare, 

4th April, 1871,- 

2,595 

0 4 

7 

13 2 

1,229 

14 

11 

*- 


a 


Stoneyford River, 

Kildare, . 

9th Oct., 1884, . 

3,364 

0 0 

8 

18 3 

1,550 

15 

L0 

564 12 

0 

64 













1 



Suck River, 

Galway & Roscommon 

22nd Oct,, 1895. 

16,500 

1 14 

8 

7 1 

3,013 


2 i 

+L593 5 

1 

71 


Do. (Catchment Area) 

Do., 

— 


- 


- 


- 


292 10 

0 



Swanliubar, 

Cavan, 

23rd Mar., 1880, 

265 

2 19 

7 

6 0 

133 

15 

2 

48 9 

8 

14 


Swilly Burn, 

Donegal, . 

9th Oct., 1886, . 

1,404 

2 19 

6 

2 1 

485 

5 

8 

113 6 

5 

44 



Carried forward, 

!• ■ • 

125,997 0 15 

- 

36,292 

5 

8 

15,625 1011 



— 


a These charges have expired. * Payable by occupiers. t Payable by proprietors. 


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26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, &c. 

accordance with the Provisions of the above Acts, 
thereon, for the Year ended 31st March, 1900. 







Receipts (Principal and Interest). 


Advanced, 
including interest 

charged to 
Counties for 

1 Amount 

1 


! ? 


1 ... 



Districts. 

| Award. 


or refunded by 
Drainage Board. 




31st March, 
1893. 

ended 31st 
March, 1900. 

31st March, 
1900. 


£ S. 

d. 

£ s. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

5. 

d. 


(157,536 15 
1 /2,350 0 

11 

0 

| 2,577 10 

3 

157,309 

5 

8 

166,839 

19 

3 

4,104 

18 

1 

170,944 

17 

4 


13,391 7 

0 

J 513 0 
( ‘575 12 

0 

6 

| 12,302 

! 14 

6 

5,753 

15 

9 

545 

4 

4 

6,304 

0 

1 

Greanagb. 

| 4,517 11 

6 

' " 


4,517 

11 

6 

6,136 

8 

6 

20 

0 

0 

6,456 

8 

6 

Gully 






1 5 



5 

1 

51 

8 

10 

2,858 

13 

11 

Gully. Upper. 

5,356 12 

0 

f 214 4 
( *300 0 

0 

0 

j- 4,842 

8 

0 

3,377 

16 

3 

284 

0 

3 

3,661 

16 

6 

Hogan's Pass. 

92,496 5 

6 

f 2,192 13 
\ *3,750 0 

6 

0 

1 86,553 

12 

0 

74,009 

16 

; 

3,321 

10 

3 

77,331 

6 

10 

Inny, Upper. 

8,704 13 

7 

J 215 0 
\ *150 0 

0 

0 

| 8,339 

13 

7 

9,156 

7 

6 

317 

6 

2 

9,473 

13 

8 

J Island Lakes and Glore 
1 River. 

J 8,657 4 

6 

260 0 

0 

8,397 

4 

6 

10,868 

12 

1 

131 

6 

10 

10,999 

18 

11 

Kildare. 

1,852 6 

8 

- 


1,852 

6 

8 

341 

13 

4 

85 

8 

4 

427 

1 

8 

Killard. 

10,980 7 

8 

- 


10,980 

7 

8 

15,384 

19 

11 




15,384 

19 

11 

Kilmastulla 

6,217 12 

10 

35 15 

4 

6,181 

17 

6 

5,189 

J 4 

10 

323 

6 

3 

5,513 

1 

1 

Laracor. 

27,916 2 

0 

202 0 

0 

27,714 

2 

0 

15,583 

5 

1 

1,108 

11 

2 

16,691 

16 

3 

Lerr River. 

181,557 16 

0 

- 


181,557 

16 

0 

69,990 

4 

6 

11,863 

13 

9 

81,853 

18 

3 

Lough Erne. 

17,197 14 

0 

17,197 14 

0 

Nil. 


1 3,207 

14 

0 

582 

7 

o 

13,790 

1 

2 

Do., Navigation. 

16.188 4 

0 

- 


16,188 

4 

0 

16,241 

4 

2 

571 

2 

3 

16,812 

6 

5 

Lough Oughter. 

8,871 14 

6 

- 

- 

8,871 

14 

6 

4,331 

0 

4 

393 

5 

4 

4,724 

5 

8 

Milford. 

7,425 0 

0 

250 0 

0 

7,175 

0 

0 

4,013 

18 

5 

538 

1 

9 

4,552 

0 

2 

Morning Star, Upper. 

30,779 0 

0 

864 1 

0 

29,914 

19 

0 

30,213 

18 

3 

1,123 

0 

10 

31,336 

19 

1 

Mulkear River. 

8,663 5 

7 

J 544 0 
\ *70 19 

0 

7 

| 8,048 

6 

0 

4,923 

15 

0 

393 

5 

0 

5,317 

0 

0 

Nauny Stiver. 

1,043 12 

0 

- 


1,043 

12 

0 

542 

19 

5 

54 

19 

4 

597 

18 

9 

Do. Upper. 

11,468 12 

6 

346 16 

6 

1 1,121 

16 

0 

6,185 

7 

8 

555 

13 

9 

6,741 

1 

5 

Owenroe. 

11,699 17 

1 

150 0 

0 

11,549 

17 

1 

12,903 

18 

2 

396 

1 

6 

13,299 

19 

8 

Parsonstown. 

2,700 18 

8 

*200 0 

0 

2,500 

18 

8 

3,782 

11 

1 


- 


3,782 

11 

1 

Quinagli. 

77,607 6 

9 

1,185 0 

0 

76,422 

6 

9 

55,710 

5 

1 

2,085 

5 

5 

57,795 

10 

6 

Rathangan River. 

2,648 6 

3 

- 


2,648 

6 

3 

3,764 

8 

7 




3,764 

8 

7 

Rathdowney. 

3,971 2 

9 

- 


3,971 

2 

9 

5,690 

1 

5 




5,690 

1 

5 

Silver River. 

20,328 13 

11 

424 1 

8 

19,904 

12 

3 

28,734 

2 

7 




28,734 

2 

7 

Sixmilebridge. 

32,230 0 

0 

( 1,645 11 : 
{ *600 0 

10 

0 

1 29,984 

8 

2 

21,106 

6 

8 

1,041 

5 

7 

22,147 

12 

3 

Stoneyford River. 

[ 139,792 9 

5 

1,939 6 

6 

137,853 

2 

11 

22,745 

15 

5 

5,993 

0 

3 

28,738 

15 

8 

Suck River. 

13,000 0 

0 

13,000 0 

0 

- 



3,983 

14 

6 

741 

5 

6 

4,725 

0 

0 

Do. 

2,082 5 

6 

143 0 

0 

1,939 

5 

6 

2,260 

12 

3 

92 

7 

0 

2,352 

19 

3 

Swanlinbar. 

9,230 13 

5 

f 637 18 
1 *14 0 

9 

8 

| 8,578 

14 

0 

7,734 

0 

11 

220 

14 

0 

7,954 

14 

11 

Swillv Burn. 

{938,561 6 
^JA350 0 

8 

0 

1 50,268 6 1 

890,643 

0 

7 

633,820 

12 

7 : 

36,938 

8 : 

11 

670,759 

1 

6 



* Refunded by Drainage Board, being portion of advances not expended. 
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(H 8.) — Arterial Drainage.— 

These Works are executed by District Boards in 
Schedule. — Abstract of Final Awards, and Receipts 


Districts. 

Counties. 

Date when Awards 
made final. 

Area of 
Flooded or 
Injured Lands, 
which have 
been Drained 

Improved, 
Statute 
Measure. j 

Cost per 

Proprietors 
of the 
Drainage, 
including 
Interest, 
&c. 

Increase 
in the 

Annual Letting 
Value of 
these Lands, 
caused 

by Drainage. ' 

Amount of .1 
Instalments 1 
payable ^ 

half-yearly, | 
to repay Cost, £ 
with 5 

Interest, f 

after deducting £ 
Redemptions. | 

I 1 

1 

j 

l 




a. r. r. 

£ S. d. 

£ «. d. 

£ s. d. 



Brought forward, 

- 

125,997 0 15 

- 

36,292 5 8 

15,625 10 11 


Torrent River, . 

Tyrone, 

3rd April, 1875, . 

453 ] 16 

11 7 1 

336 18 10 

{ £ 


Tory Hill. . 

Limerick, . 

3rd April, 1878,. 

981 3 2 

6 4 6 

434 13 4 

{ 140 2 0 

8 

Tramore, 

Cork, 

9th Sept., 1890,. 

320 0 17 

6 2 9 

243 18 4 

J 52 14 5 2 
\ 20 17 10 

5 | 

1 

Ward River, . . | 

Dublin and Meath, . 

4th April, 1883, . 

886 0 18 

7 10 1 

314 7 3 

132 19 8 5 

9 


I 

Total charge against districts, 

128,638 1 28 

Average 
7 1 6 

37,622 3 5 

15,972 4 10 



Office of Public Works, Dublin, 1 5th June, 1900. 


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1899-1900.] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 


26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, &e. 

accordance -with the Provisions of the ajiove Acts. 

thereon for the year ended 31st March, 1900. 



Total 
Amount 
advanced, 
including 
Interest, 
to Hate of 
Award. 

Portion of 
Total 
Advances 
charged to 
Counties 
for 

Public Works, 
or refunded 
by Drainage 

Amount 

charged 

Receipts (Principal and interest). 

Districts. 

To 

31st March, 

For year ended 
31st March, 
1900. 

Total to 
31st March, 
1900. 


£ S. d. 

f 938,561 6 8 
( f 2,350 0 0 

J 5,332 1 6 

| 6,110 13 8 

| 2,033 15 0 

6,845 17 9 

£ .9. d. 

1 50,268 6 1 

187 10 0 

70 0 0 
196 19 0 

£ s. d. 

890,643 0 7 

5,144 11 6 
6,110 13 8 
1,963 15 0 
6,648 18 9 

i £ S. d. 

633,820 12 7 
7,384 5 3 
6,643 15 0 
1,321 8 3 
4,705 3 7 

£ S. d. 
36,938 8 1 1 

132 17 0 
354 8 7 
147 4 6 
262 0 2 

£ 3. d 

670,759 1 6 
7,517 2 3 
6,998 3 7 
1,468 12 9 
4,967 3 9 

Torrent River. 
Tory Hill. 
Tramore. 

Ward River 


958,883 14 7 








/2,350 0 0 







_ 

961,233 14 7 

50,722 15 1 

*910,510 19 6 

653,875 4 8 

37,834 19 2 

691,710 3 10 



/ Issued out of Church Fund. . including £ 4 ,469 14s. 3d. not yet under charge. 


0. H. Bbaddell, Accountant. 


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APPENDIX (I) TO SIXTY-EIGHTH REPORT OF THE [1899-1900. 


APPENDIX I . 


Statement showing the Purposes for which Advances of Public Money are made by 
the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, with the Rates of Interest and 
Periods of Repayment. 


Purpose of Loan. 


Authorising Acts. 


Rate of Interest 
per cent, on 31st 
March, 1900. 


Maximum Period of Repayment. 


1. County roads, bridges, and 
court-houses. 


2. Court-houses erected by the 

Board. 

3. Bridges between counties, 


4. Public works generally, includ- 

ing commercial harbours, 
docks, canals, and bridges 
other than county bridges. 

5. Fishery piers and harbours, 

construction of. 

6. Loans to Trustees of Dis- 

tricts carried out under the 
Act 5 & 6 Viet., c. 89. 

7. Repairs of post roads and 

bridges. 

8. Repairs of fishery piers, 


9. Maintenance of navigation 
works. 

10. Emigration, 

11. Public Buildings — 

(a) Public Libraries, 

( b ) Reformatories, 


(c) Industrial Schools, . 

12. ^Dispensary houses, erection of, 

13. ^Lunatic asylums buildings, 

erection of, &c. 


14. f Housing of tbe working 
classes. 


15. Sanitary improvements, 

Water supply, sewerage, 
&c. 


16. Labourers’ cottages, erection 

of, — by boards of guardians. 

17. * Workhouse Buildings, 

18. Small Dwellings Acquisition, 


Local Loans Fund. 
Loans secured on Local Rates. 

1 & 2 Wm. 4, c. 33, s. 

23, amended by 32 & 

33 Viet., c. 74, s. 1. 

6 & 7 Wm. 4, c. 116, s. 

70. 

1 & 2 Wm. 4, c. 33, 
amended by 4 & 5 Wm. 

4, c. 61, 2 & 3 Viet., c. 

50, and 30 <& 31 Viet., 
c. 50. 

1 & 2 Wm., 4, c. 33, with 
local or special Acts. 


30 Viet., c. 45. 

43 & 44 Viet., c. 14, s. 
13 . 

6 & 7 Wm. 4, c. 116, . 

16 & 17 Viet., c. 136, 
sec. 11. 


20 years. 

1 year from completion of 
works. 

22 years. 

25 years. 

25 years. 

12 years. 

2 years. 

1 year from completion of 
works 

Ditto. 

20 years. 

30 „ 

25 years. 

35 years. 

50 years. 

50 years. 

50 years. 

50 years. 

50 years. 

50 years. 

30 years. 


19 & 20 Viet., c. 62, 
45 & 46 Viet., c. 47, 


40 & 41 Viet., c. 15 . 
c. 54. 

44 & 45 Viet., c. 29, 


48 Viet., c. 19 

42 & 43 Viet., c. 25, 

1 &-.5J George 4, c. 33., 
8 & 9 Viet., c. 107, 
18 & 19 Viet., c. 109, 
40 & 41 Viet., c. 27, 
and 56 &57 Viet., c. 65. 
53 & 54 Viet., c. 70, . 


Public Health Acts, 

37 & 38 Viet., c. 9, s. 
43, 41 & 42 Viet., c. 52, 
and 59 & 60 Viet., c. 54, 
s. 29. 

46 & 47 Viet., c. 60, 
48 & 49 Viet., c. 77. 

61 & 62 Vic., c. 37, s. 61, 

62 & 63 Vic., c. 44. 


I Not exceed- 
ing 
30 years, 3£ 
35 „ 


Not exceed- 
ing 

30 years, 3£ 
40 „ 3* 

50 „ 3f 


v In these cases the periods allowed vary from 15 to 50 years, according to the object of the loan, 
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Purpose of Loan. 

Authorising Acts. 

Rate of Interest per 
Cent. 

Maximum Period of 
Repayment. 

Local Loans Fund. 

Loans not secured on Local Rates 


1. Arterial drainage works, 

26 & 27 Viet., c. 88, 

4 during progress 

35 years Compound 


28 & 29 Viet., c. 52, 

of works, subse- 

sum (Priucipal, with 


37 & 38 Viet., c. 32, 

quently 3£. 

interest during pro- 

2. Maintenance of drainage works, . 

43 & 44 Viet., c. 27. 
29 & 30 Viet., c. 49, 

5 

gress of works) re- 
payable by annuity 
of £6 10s. per cent, 
for 22 years, or £5 
per cent, for 35 
years. * 

Various periods, not 

3. Railways and Tramways, 

1 & 2 Wm. 4, c. 33, and 

4 

usually exceeding 
12 years. 

4. Reclamation of waste lands ( see 

Tramways Act, 1883. 
1 & 2 Wm. 4, c. 33. 

5 


also Land Law Act, 1881). 

5. Loans to Pier Authorities created 

Shannon Act, 1885, 


pletion of works. 
50 years. 

by Shannon Act, 1885. 

1 " 

1 31 

6. Glebe houses, erection of, and 
purchase of land, &c. 

33 & 34 Viet., c. 112. 

34 & 35 Viet., c. 100, and 
Expiring Laws Con- 

35 years. 

7. Land improvement preliminary 

tinuance Acts. 

10 Viet., c. 32, s. 15, 

J 


expenses. 

8. Land improvement : — 




Loans to landlords— 

10 Viet., c. 32, 

(about) 31 

22 years. 

(a,) For sub-soiling, trenching, 

irrigation, embanking, fencing, 
and reclamation of waste lands. 



(6.) For farm buildings, houses, and 

10 Viet., c. 32, 


22 ,, 

offices, scutch mills, labourers’ 
dwellings, and planting. 

(c.) For labourers’ cottages erected 

29 & 30 Vic., c. 40, 

3| 

35 „ 

10 Viet., c. 32, s. 7, and 

(about) 3| 

22 „ 

by order of Land Commission. 

9. National school teachers’ residences, 

Land Law Act, 1881, 
s. 19. 

38 & 39 Viet., c. 82, 

31 

35 years. 

erection of. 



10 ^Dispensary houses, erection of, 

42 (k 43 Viet., c. 25, 

H 

35 years. 

11. Non-vested schools and training 

47 & 48 Viet., c. 22, . 

H 

35 years. 

colleges, erection of. . 


12. Land Law Act, 1881, . 

4 4 & 45 Viet., c. 49, s. 

(aboi'.t) 3£ 

22 years. 

(a.) Loans to tenants for improve- 

31. 

ment of their holdings. 




(b.) Loans to Companies for reclama- 


3^ 

20 „ 

tion of waste lands, &c. 


3| 

30 „ 

13.*Housing of the working classes, . 


* 

41 

H 

40 „ 

50 „ 

30 years. 

For erection of fishery piers and har- [ 
hours. 

53 & 54 Viet., c. 70, . J 

Irish Church Fund. 
46 & 47 Viet., c. 26, . | 

H 

H 

*0 „ 

25 years. 

Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund. 


To e nable fishermen to purchase and 

47 & 48 Viet., c. 21, . | 

H 

10 years. 

repair boats, to supply fishing gear, 
be. 

54 & 55 Viet., c. 48. 


* In oases where not secured on .rates. 


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Tramways and Public Companies (Irelas 





Order 

n Council. 

Area charged. 

Proportion 



Ne, l0Ulckl . 

Link 

County. 

Length 

Miles. 

Date. 

Guaran- 

Capital 

authorised. 

Rate 

I 

r Cent! r 

Designation. 

T sr 

authorised 

guaranteed 

capital 

charged 

thereon. 

Guaran- 

Capital 

Contribu- 
tion for 
which 
Treasury is 

on No. 10. 

on the gumma 
credit for tlSti 

l. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 






£ 



£ 


£ 

£ 

S 


Tyrone, 

37 

26th May, 1884, 

132,000 

5 

Baronies of Lower 
Dungannon and 

Clogher, except Par- 

75,149 

f ' 




3,3(3 
March, i® 
and Sept, is 







Electoral Division 







1. Clogher Valley, - 






Townland of Mount 
Stewart. 



123,310 


2,432< 



Fermanagh, 





Parts of Baronies of 
Magherastephana 
and Tyrkennedy. 






613 

March. 18 
and Sept , 18 

2. Cavan and Leitrim, < 

Undertaking 
No. 1. 

A 48 

28th July, 1884, 

202,000 

* 

Parts of Baronies of 
Lower Loughtee, 
Tullyhunco, and 

Tullyhaw. 

31,837 

48 

202 

43,350 

„ 

S3 

Nov, 18 1 
Mar, 18 


Leitrim. . 
Undertaking 
No. 2. 





Parts of Baronies of 
Carrigallen, Leitrim, 
and MohiU. 

63,730 

202 

143,160 

2,863 


3. West Clare, 

Clare, . 

27 

26th May, 1884, 

163,500 

4 

County at large, 

Baronies of Corcom- 
roe, Ibrican, Inehi- 
quin, and Islands. 

318,838 
1 108,552 

17 

10 

17 

163,500 

3,270 

2,0)1 
Oct, lS&s 

Apr:.. 

1. Carrickfergns Har- 
bour Junction. 

Antrim, 


6th Feb., 1885, 

6,500 


County of the Town 
of Carrickfergus. 

25,905 

Full 

amount. 

6,500 


1.233 

"piSS 

5. Mitchelstown and 
Fermoy 

Cork, . 

11* 

25th Feb., 1885 

60,000 

5 

Baronies of Condons 
and Clangibbon, 

part of Fermoy, 
and Township of 
Fermoy. 

79,376 

Full 

amount. 

60,000 

1,200 














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Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland)! 





Order 

in Council. 


Area charged. 

Proportion 



l °W ‘tank 

1 ^ a ml 1) efa ^ ^ ^ 
fortai t E,pf ““i i 
on the enaranteijj', 

area after 
12. 

LINE. 

County. 

2. 

Length 

Miles. 

Date. 

4. 

Guaran- 

teed 

Capital 

authorised 

6. 

llate 

of 

Inte- 
rest per 
Cent. 

6. 

Designation. 

v sSr 

authorised 

^capital 

charged 

Guaran- 

Capital 

10. 

Contribu- 
tion for 
which 
Treasury is 

on No. 10. 
11. 





£ 



£ 


£ 

£ 

£ 

10. Ballinascarty and 
Timoleague ; and 
Timoleague and 
Courtmaesherry. 
(Amalgamated in 1891.) 

Cork, . 

9 

1st Feb., 1888, 

26th March, 
1889. 

35,000 

5 

Barony of Ibane and 
Barryroe, and part 
of E. D. E. Carbery. 


Full 

amount. 

35,000 

700 

T 2,058 
Dec., 1898, and 
June, 1899. 

11. Loughrea and Atty- 

Galway, . 

• 

26th July, 1889, 

54,448 

5 

Parts of Baronies of 
Leitrim, Dunkellin, 
Athenry, Kilconnell, 
Loughrea, Longford, 
and Tiaquin. 


Full 

amount. 

54,445 

- 

921 

Oct,, 1838. and 
April, 1S99. 

12. Trale and Dingle, . 

■ 

371 

21st Dee., 1889, 

120,000 

• 

Baronies of Corka- 

Clanmaurice, . 

Trughenackmy, 

Tralee Urban Sani- 
tary District. 

25,454 

40,813 

70,694 

13,083 

60 

120 

m 

39 

120 

120 

120,000 

2,400 

4,221 

May, 189!, a&i 
Nov., 189!. 

222 

May, 1891, and 

Nov., 189!. 

13. Ballinrolie and 

Claremorris. 

■ 

12 

19th May, 1890, 

71,664 

5 

Barony of Kilmaine, 
and part of Carra. 

55,316 

Full 

amount. 

71,640 

1,433 

April. S aai 
Oct., 1898 

11. South Clare, . 

01 “’,. ' 

26 

19th May, 1890 

120,000 

* 

County at large, 
Baronies of Ibrican, . 
Moyarta, . 

Part of Clonderlaw, 

318,838 

20,078 

32,225 

11,531 

60 

120 

6 

120 

10 

120 

120 

120,000 

2,400 

3.824 

Oct.. 1898 a® 

April, 1899- , 

15. Tuam and Clare- 

Galway and 


29 th Nov., 1890 

98,000 

1 

County of Mayo, 

317,873 

Full 

amount. 

98,000 

1,960 

°tjk 


t Minimum receipts guaranteed by Working Company. 


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Order 

Council. 

Area charged. 

Proportion 


Maximum 

Annual 

SrtWdctanij, 

I",. 

County. 

length 

Miles. 

Date. 

Guaran- 

Oapital 

authorised. 

Kate 

of 

est per 
Cent. 

Designation. 


authorised 

guaranteed 

charged 

thereon. 

Guaran- 

Capital 
paid up. 

Contribu- 

•whieh 
Treasury is 

on No. 10. 

and Defidtca 

°u the Puturttd* 
"ea tiler p*. 
sm' 0 " 1 " 1 * 

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 1 6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 





£ 



£ 


£ 

£ 

£ 

16. Donoughmore Ex- 
tension. 

Cork, . 

81 

6th August, 
1891. 

30,000 

4 

Parts of East Mus- 
kerry, Barretts, and 

If 

13 

30,000 

600 

n 838 
Dee,, 1898, at! 
June, 189. 







Parts of East Mus- 
ketry and Barretts. 

1 

13 



17 West Donegal (Kil- 
lybegs). 

Donegal, 

19 

24th Oct., 1890, 

1,000 

5 

Barony of Banagh. . 

27,476 

Full 

amount. 

1,000 

20 

560 

Nov, 1897, and 
May, 18® 

18. Kenmare and Head- 
lord. 

Kerry, . 

19J 

17th Feb., 1891, 

60,000 

- 

Part of Glanerought, 
South Dunkerron, 
and Magonihy. 

23,348 

Full 

amount. 

60,000 

1,200 

120 

April, ISM 
Oct, IS® 

19. West Kerry (Kill- 
orglin and Valen- 
tin), 

Kerry, 

26! 

17th Feb., 1891, 

70,000 

* 

Iveragh and part of 
South Dunkerron. 

23,127 

_2_ 

70,000 

1,400 

1,« 

AP 0e(!Tsjt 

20. Collooney and Swin- 
ford. 

Sligo, 

29! 

25th Nov., 1892, 

80,000 

4 

Baronies of Carbury, 
Coolavin, Ourran, 
Leyny, Tireragh, 
and Tirerill. 

196,751 

Full 

amount. 

80,000 

1,600 

938 , 

*y8s 

21. Claremorris & Swin- 
ford. 

Mayo, 

18 

25th Nov., 1892 

40,000 

• 

Barony of Gallen and 
parts of Baronies of 
Costello and Olan- 
morris. 

65,519 

Full 

amount. 

39,580 

792 

400 

22. Stranorlar to Glen- 
ties (Finn Valley) 

Donegal, . 

24! 

15th Sept., 1891 

1,000 

5 

Part of Baronies of 
Boylagh and Kaphoe 
South. 

22,545 

Fnll 

amount 

200 

* 

Nov -’ 1S ?m? 
May, 1W- 


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